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South Carolina Lakes & Reservoirs

Dreher Island State Park- During the 1940s, the area was used by the Army Air Corps. Today the park consists of three islands linked to the mainland. Its 348-acres and 12 miles of shoreline make it an ideal place for water recreation and family outings.
Hartwell Lake- Hartwell Lake is one of the Southeast's largest and most popular public recreation lakes. This lake has a reputation as an excellent location for many types of outdoor recreation activities.
J. Strom Thurmond Lake- Thurmond Lake is one of the 10 most visited Corps of Engineers lakes in the nation, serving about seven million visitors annually. Many recreation facilities around the lake are actually state parks.
Keowee-Toxaway State Park- The history of the Cherokee Indians who once lived in this area is depicted in the park museum and four outdoor kiosks. This 1,000-acre park features outstanding rock outcroppings and views of the Foothills and Blue Ridge Mountains.
Lake Greenwood State Park- Five peninsulas extend out into the lake to create an abundance of shoreline in this beautifully landscaped park. Boating and camping are two of the most popular activities at this 914-acre park.
Lake Warren State Park- Lake Warren State Park picnic facilities, a 200-acre lake are prominent features of this South Carolina state park. This 422-acre park has large tracts of wetlands and woodlands that support a wide range of plant species and wildlife habitats.
Lake Wateree State Park- This 238-acre park is located on Lake Wateree, one of South Carolina's premier fishing lakes, with over 13,700 acres and 242 miles of shoreline. The dam was completed in 1919, making it one of the oldest lakes in the state.
Russell Lake- Russell Lake lies in northwest South Carolina, along the South Carolina-Georgia border. Russell is one of the finest large fishing lakes in the Southeast. It offers both cold and warm water fisheries.
Santee State Park- Located in the heart of Santee-Cooper Country with convenient access from two interstate highways, this 2,496-acre park offers land and pier-based cabins, as well as two lakefront camping areas.

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Lake Greenwood
Description - The lakes and reservoirs in South Carolina range from huge reservoirs to small lakes. Many of the lakes are surrounded by campgrounds, picnic areas and trails. Some of the larger lakes have State Parks along their shores. Thurmond and Hartwell Lakes are some of the most popular in the country, attracting millions of visitors annually.

Recreation - These lakes and reservoirs offer varying opportunities depending on their size and level of development. Opportunities include boating, water skiing, fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking, and hiking.

Climate - South Carolina generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Snow and freezing temperatures are possible in the winter at the higher elevations. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.

Location - South Carolina's lakes and reservoirs are scattered throughout the state. Several of the large reservoirs are located along the Savannah River on the South Carolina - Georgia border.

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South Carolina - South Carolina terrain encompasses white sand beaches, barrier islands, hardwood forests, colonial plantations and moss-covered trees. Recreation enthusiasts will find plenty of opportunities in this state.


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