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J. Strom Thurmond Lake, (also known as Clarks Hill Lake), is one of the top 10 most-visited Corps lakes in the nation and is the Largest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake east of the Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' J. Strom Thurmond Lake is a man-made lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Broad, and Litt...
    Full Pool: 330.0 MSL     Area: 71,100 Acres      Printed Clarks Hill - Strom Thurmond Lake Map

Lake Greenwood is one of South Carolina's most popular lakes. It is located between the city of Greenwood and Sumpter National Forest in the midlands portion of South Carolina. The lake is owned by Greenwood County and, as of 2015, the powerhouse and dam are managed by the Santee Cooper electric co-operative. There is very little undeveloped...
    Full Pool: 440.0 MSL     Area: 11,400 Acres      Printed Lake Greenwood Map

Lake Hartwell is a reservoir bordering Georgia and South Carolina and is created by Hartwell Dam. As one of the southeast's largest and most popular recreation lakes, it is located on the Savannah River seven miles below the point at which the Tugaloo and Seneca Rivers join to form the Savannah. Extending 49 miles up the Tugaloo and 45 miles up the...
    Full Pool: 660.0 MSL     Area: 56,000 Acres      Printed Lake Hartwell Map

Lake Jocassee is a 7,500-acre, 300-foot deep reservoir located in northwest South Carolina created by the state in partnership with Duke Power in 1973. The lake is commonly known for the clean and cold Appalachian mountain rivers that feed the lake to keep its waters cool and clear year-round. The Jocassee Dam, which forms the lake, is 385 feet hig...
    Full Pool: 100.0 Datum     Area: 7,565 Acres

Lake Keowee is a man–made reservoir in the United States in the state of South Carolina shaped somewhat like a Christmas tree. It is notable for having been created to serve the needs of a power utility (Duke Energy) as well as public recreational purposes. It is approximately 26 miles long, 3 miles wide, with an average depth of 54 feet, and a sho...
    Full Pool: 100.0 Datum     Area: 18,500 Acres      Printed Lake Keowee Map

Known for its big fish and abundant wildlife, Lake Marion is the largest lake in South Carolina with 615 miles of shoreline and covering 110,000 acres. Lake Marion has excellent fish habitat for nearly all fish species that inhabit the lake, especially crappie, bream, and catfish. Public access includes public boat ramps, Santee State Park and the ...
    Full Pool: 76.8 MSL     Area: 110,600 Acres      Printed Lake Marion Map

Lake Moultrie is the 3rd largest lake in South Carolina at 60,400 acres. The lake is 14-miles across at its widest point with the open water varying in depth from 10-feet to 30-feet deep. Lake Moultrie is suitable for pleasure boaters and fisherman alike. Significant aquatic vegetation growth provides habitat for largemouth bass, pickerel, bream, a...
    Full Pool: 75.5 MSL     Area: 60,400 Acres      Printed Lake Moultrie Map

Lake Murray is approx. 48,000 acres in size with 500 miles of shoreline. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of water sports. Best known for its largemouth bass and striped bass fishery, other popular gamefish include bluegill, redear sunfish, crappie and catfish. Public access includes 11 boat ramps and 8 pier/bank locations; 24 fish attractor sites are...
    Full Pool: 360.0 MSL     Area: 48,000 Acres      Printed Lake Murray Map

Richard B. Russell Lake offers a rural, pristine and quiet setting with 21 public recreation areas, (8 in Georgia and 13 in South Carolina). Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities, including water sports, hunting, hiking, picnicking, camping, and fishing. Sound management of this resource protects and preserves the lake for future...
    Full Pool: 482.0 MSL     Area: 26,650 Acres      Printed Richard B. Russell Lake Map

 
OTHER LAKES IN SOUTH CAROLINA (alphabetical)
Lake Name Full Pool *
(MSL) **
Acres River Map
Blalock 710.0 1,105 Pacolet River
Fishing Creek 100.0 3,431 Catawba River
Lake Bowen 815.0 1,534 South Pacolet River
Lyman 500 Middle Tyger River
Parr 266.0 4,400 Broad River
Robinson 2,250
Trophy
Tugalo 597 Tugaloo River
Wateree 1,400 Wateree River
* Full Pool - Highest normal summer pool level before flood stage
** MSL - Mean (average) feet above sea level

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