This is the news from….

Lake Jocassee…where all the women are strong, all the men good looking, and all the children are above average.

We all need to get away sometimes and find a place away from the daily stresses of life.

To disconnect from the electronic world and to see things from a different perspective.

This beautiful, rural mountain lake is just down the road and is one of those places.

Jocassee is a Cherokee Indian name meaning “Place of the Lost One.”

A clear, clean mountain lake fed by the rivers and streams of the Appalachian mountains.

A lake 365 feet deep, with 75 miles of shoreline and covering 7,500 acres. An undeveloped delight.

In 1972, scenes from the movie Deliverance were shot here featuring a cemetery that is now 130 feet beneath the waters of the Lake. In 2012, scenes from the Hunger Games were also filmed here.

Lake Jocasseea lake that time forgot and the decades cannot improve

About jeb610

Taking one day at a time, and enjoying life in the heart of Dixie. People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don’t sit looking at it – walk. There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.
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9 Responses to This is the news from….

  1. Beautiful pics. What a solitary place. And I never realized it was used for shooting films–especially the hunger games. Nice post!

  2. andshelaughs says:

    Very beautiful photos, and interesting facts! Although we live in Canada, my grandmother’s ashes are scattered in the Great Smokey Mountains – I think I need to go have a visit. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Robyn Lee says:

    Breathtaking photos, and yes – to restore and detach from electronics….so important!!

  4. rheath40 says:

    Beautiful. Reminds me a bit of Up North Michigan.

  5. Kathy says:

    Beautiful photos!! Looks like a wonderful place to unwind and just sit and take in the beauty……Thanks for sharing the interesting facts. :)

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