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Norm & Phyllis MacDonald -  REALTOR®

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/C. Dan Joyner REALTORS®

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/C. Dan Joyner REALTORS®

Phone: 864.242.6650 ext. 5670

Norm Cell: 864.313.7353

Phyllis Cell: 864.313.3753

Mobile: 864.313.7353

745 North Pleasantburg Dr.
Greenville SC 29607

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Upstate SC Lakes

Most of the major reservoir lakes of South Carolina have a state park on them. In some cases, the state park is the only public access point for sailing, boating, fishing and other traditional recreation around a lake.

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Lake Cunningham   Lake Cunningham is 360+ acres and is the take-out point for Greer's water supply. Boating is allowed but no more than 5HP motors. Swimming is discouraged. It's a very pretty lake with a wildfowl sancuary at its western edge.Lake Cunningham Recreation Facility is on County Road 135, just off of SC Highway 101, northwest of Greer, SC, on Lake Cunningham. The wooden pier has a tee section at the end, and is partially covered. The parking area and access sidewalks are paved.

Lake Greenwood Lake Greenwood is a 11,400 acre man-made lake operated by Duke Power Company through a lease from Greenwood County. Public access is available through public boat ramps, local parks, and Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area.

Lake Hartwell Hartwell Lake is a 56,000 acre lake operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers on the Georgia border. The lake is formed by the Savannah, Seneca, Tugaloo, and Chauga Rivers. Public access is provided by a number of public boat ramps, local parks, and Lake Hartwell and Sadlers Creek State Recreation Areas.

Lake Jocassee Lake Jocassee is a 7,565 acre man-made lake in the South Carolina mountains. Formed by the Whitewater, Thompson, and Toxaway Rivers, it is known for its mostly undeveloped shoreline, views of the Jocassee Gorges Wildlife Management Area and surrounding mountains, and waterfalls that cascade directly into the lake. A variety of fish may be found in the clear, cold water including brown and rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and sunfish. The lake is operated by Duke Power Company. Public access is through Devils Fork State Park.


Lake Keowee Lake Keowee is a 18,372 acre man-made lake operated by Duke Power Company. It is known for its mountainous surroundings. Public access is available through a variety of public boat ramps and Keowee-Toxaway State Natural Area. Lake Keowee is just downstream from Lake Jocassee, which sits just south of the North Carolina state line in the heart of the Palmetto state's beautiful mountain country.

Lake Marion Lake Marion is the largest lake in South Carolina, covering 110,000 acres. It is known for its big fish and abundant wildlife. Public access is provided through several public boat ramps, Santee State Park, and the Santee National Wildlife Refuge.

Lake Murray Lake Murray is a 50,000-acre man-made lake in the Midlands of South Carolina. It is operated by South Carolina Electric and Gas Company and is known for striped bass fishing and summer water sports. Public access is through public parks near the dam, public boat ramps and marinas, and Dreher Island State Recreation Area.

Lake Robinson
Lake Robinson, a pristine clear water lake surrounded by beautiful terrain and gentle hilltops, lies between Greer and Tigerville. It is an invaluable water source for Greer and the surrounding area.


Lake Russell Lake Russell is a 26,650-acre impoundment on the Savannah River, perfect for all types of water sports. Nearly 1,500 acres of the lake are flooded timber, an excellent habitat for largemouth bass, bream, crappie and catfish. There are 12 public access points on the South Carolina side of the lake, including Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area.

Lake Thurmond Thurmond Lake, the largest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project east of the Mississippi River, was built between 1946 and 1954 as part of a comprehensive plan of development for the Savannah River Basin. Thurmond Lake is one of the 10 most visited Corps lakes in the nation, serving about seven million visitors annually. The lake offers camping, day use areas, boating, fishing, hunting, and trails. Baker Creek State Park, Hamilton Branch State Recreation Area, and Hickory Knob State Resort Park are located on the shores of the lake.

Lake Warren Lake Warren State Park provides access to a 200-acre recreational lake.

Lake Wateree Lake Wateree is a 13,250 acre man-made lake operated by Duke Power Company. It is known for crappie, bass, catfish and bream in one of South Carolina's oldest man-made lakes. With more than 13,000 surface acres and 242 miles of shoreline, the lake is a year-round favorite of campers, fishermen and recreational boaters. Public access is provided through a number of public boat ramps and Lake Wateree State Recreation Area.