The 10 Best Lakes to Visit in South Carolina

South Carolina is home to a huge array of lakes. Some are artificial, some are natural, but all promise excellent opportunities for boating, fishing, and swimming.

Lake Keowee

Lake Keowee has been keeping anglers, boaters, and swimmers happy since 1971, and looks in no danger of stopping anytime soon.

Lake Moultrie

It’s recognized as one of the best places for fishing in the state, with a diverse topography that includes everything from black water ponds to shallow swamps.

Lake Hartwell

Thanks to its location adjacent to Lake Hartwell State Park, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, and wildlife spotting.

Trophy Lakes

It was specifically designed for skiers, being small enough and shallow enough to offer endless opportunities for water-based fun.

Lake Wylie

If you want to stay in the area, you’ll find plenty of camping sites scatted along its shore.