1 Sep 2017

Summer of Fun 2017


"Eclectic Sun at Lake Jocassee and the Sun is always shining"! Sometimes it may be obscured by some form either atmospheric or in this case celestial matter, makes no difference because you are lucky enough to be on Jocassee. As the moon shadowed the Sun's very bright center on August 21st, 2017 the lucky witnessed a truly rare event here above Lake Jocassee of a Total Eclipse. And it was Awesome! The summer of 2017 has been full of fun and wondrous events and as we look forward to the Fall of 2017 we expect more of the same.

Labor Day Weekend is commonly referred to as the last celebration of Summer and we all try and get to the lake to enjoy every last bit of summer as our reward for working so very hard. Eclectic Sun is open for business through the last weekend of November so we do not necessarily consider it the end of the Summer of Fun. The waters of Jocassee stay warm up through October so let the summer of fun continue.

If you would like to reserve a boat, please contact us at:

Eclectic Sun LLC, Pontoon & Paddlesports Rentals
Devils Fork State Park Pavillion



Ask About Our Weekday Specials!


On September 9th the Friends of Jocassee join forces with Devils Fork State Park, Duke Energy and the Kayak and Dive communities to do a clean-up of our pristine Lake Jocassee and the surrounding area, please join us. On the 16th there will be an Open Water competition which is always spectacular.


"Please, we all live under the same Sun and let's make an effort to let the things we have in common unite us"

26 Apr 2017
Lake Jocassee water sports, waterfalls, canoes, Kayaks, Paddle Sports, Stand-up paddle boards

April Showers feed Lake Jocassee and the surrounding Jocassee Gorges

April Showers feed Lake Jocassee and bring May flowers.

The forecast is rain for Lake Jocassee and the surrounding area of the Jocassee Gorges. Rain is a very good thing. Eclectic Sun is all about the radiant sun of Jocassee. While we love the sun-filled days to bask in the glorious warmth of the sunshine, we need rain. Rain is the resource that feeds our beautiful Lake Jocassee and all the green lush vegetation of the Jocassee Gorges. So not only do we love the sun, we also love rainbows that often follow the rain.

The lake is down, way down but never fear it will fill back up in it's own time. So enjoy the diverse landscape Lake Jocassee shows us every so often as the underlying shore is exposed. Paddle your kayak, and explore the niches you can't always see or investigate. A wonderful informative article can be found by following the link.  http://www.scwildlife.com/articles/julyaug2009/jocassee.html  Enjoy the tales of years gone by when the lake had levels similar to what we have now.

Lake Jocassee, as you probably know, is used to produce hydro-electric by Duke Energy. So actually the lake levels vary everyday in the process of pushing and pulling water to create energy with this awesome feat of engineering. Even though Jocassee is nearly 400' deep in places and there is little risk of it running dry, the rain is still always a welcome sight.

Without rain we all know we are in for trouble. So as the rain falls like gushing cascades from my roof, I thank heaven for the much needed nourishment to the paradise we call Jocassee.  April showers will bring the May flowers to our beloved Jocassee, and that too is a very good thing!