Friends of Jocassee,Inc.

  • Founded August 2011
  • Became a 501(c)(3) on December 27, 2012
  • By-laws adopted on June 12, 2013
  • First VIP Day with DUKE Sept 2011
  • First BellFest March 2012
  • Adopt a Hwy program began 2013
  • First Water N Wildlife - May 2014
  • First Quarterly FOJ Fellowship - July 2015
  • First Fall Fish Off - Nov 2016
  • First Paddle Sports Splash - Oct 2018


Yearly Projects/Events

Water N Wildlife N Wildflower Day

FOJ partners with FOLKS to aid in projects around the Gorges &  at Keowee-Toxaway State Park.  Area Boy Scouts, Upstate Master Naturalists, Foothills Trail Conference and Native Plant Society members are loyal helpers.  We help maintain a Carolina Fence Garden, & rain garden.  Native plants continue to be added, as well as, trail maintenance and area cleanup. Come join us!

V.I.P. Day


Hundreds of volunteers turn out annually to pick up numerous of bags of  trash from in and around Devils Fork State Park and Lake Jocassee. We have divers, road, trail & shore cleanup, canoes & kayaks participate.   2nd Saturday in September in conjunction with SC DNR Beach/ River Sweep effort

The road to paradise

Over 4 miles of roadways leading from Hwy.11 to Devils Fork State Park are scoured by FOJ volunteers resulting in hundreds of bags of trash.  Come out and help us on our quarterly dates or If interested in adopting a section of the road, contact us at



‚ÄčFriends of Jocassee (FOJ) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-deductible public charity.

Friends of Jocassee provides a support system for area state parks, SC Department of Natural Resources, and the Foothills Trail.

Funds raised by FOJ provide resources that enhance recreation on or around Lake Jocassee and the Jocassee Gorges.

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Executive Board members

 Sherrie Whitten - President

Chris Rucker - Vice President &
Paddle Spalsh Coordinator

Mallory Dailey - Secretary

Debbie Laughridge - Treasurer

Beth Clark - Co-Treasurer

Kevin Evans - DFSP park manager

Zach Setzer - SCPRT rep

Brooks & Kay Wade -Communications

Dan Whitten - Parliamentarian

Heyward Douglas -Foothills Trail/Grants

Mike Atkins - Dive Community Rep

Ken Sloan - Oconee Co Visitor Rep

Cydney Phillips - Member at large

Sheryl White - Member at large

Jennifer Bausman - Grants/Adopt a Hwy

Allan Boggs - Emeritus Board member/
Duke Energy



PO BOX 621

SALEM, SC 29676



SALEM, SC 29676