Why you'll love Lake Wateree
Lake Wateree is a beautiful piece of history and the oldest lake in South Carolina.
Did you realize all of South Carolina’s major lakes are man-made wonders?
Lake Wateree was formed in 1919 after the Wateree River was impounded to create the Lake Wateree Hydro Station.
The lake that spans 19 square miles and now has long stretches developed with beautiful homes, as well as miles
of serene undeveloped shoreline.
The area truly attracts people who live for living. It's quaint and relaxing, while still having a ton of activities for the whole family.
Ready to get out on the water? Various locations around the lake provide boat access to the crystal clear waters including Clearwater Cove Marina
Getting hungry? Dine inside or out at the Dutchman Creek Marina and Restaurant in Winnsboro and try the famous
Creek Monster Burger while taking in the beautiful lake view.
Ready to get active? Check out Lake Wateree State Park for hiking, swimming, and a state-of-the-art playground. Explore the 2.3-mile Desportes
Island loop trail and enjoy 238 acres of shoreline. Lake Wateree park is open year-round, has boat access, and a campground that's RV ready.
Want to get your angler on? Numerous Lake Wateree fishing tournaments are hosted every year, and the park has a tackle shop, refueling dock,
and publicly accessible boat ramp.
Love summer celebrations? Watch the annual fireworks over Lake Wateree from your back porch, or join with friends for and community for the
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