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Here are the 15 lakes we have listed within USA > South > South Carolina - compared by Largest Lakes - Acres.

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Lake Name Area in acres Lake Description
Lake Marion
(South Carolina, USA)
110,600 Lake Marion Pictures The largest lake in South Carolina at 172 square miles, Lake Marion straddles five counties: Berkeley, Calhoun, Clarendon, Orangeburg, and Sumter. It is located in the Santee Cooper Country Tourism Region. Created in 1942 in tandem with its sister reservoir, Lake Moultrie, the two lakes cover 174,000 ...
J. Strom Thurmond Lake
(Georgia, USA / South Carolina, USA)
71,000 J. Strom Thurmond Lake Pictures J. Strom Thurmond Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Strom Thurmond, J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir, Clarks Hill Lake, Thurmond Lake
J. Strom Thurmond Lake, aka Clarks Hill Lake, holds the title of second largest artificial lake east of the Mississippi River. Straddling the Georgia-South Carolina border, the lake encompasses a mind-boggling surface area of 71,000 acres, and welcomes millions of visitors per year. This enormous body ...
Lake Moultrie
(South Carolina, USA)
60,400 Lake Moultrie Pictures Lake Moultrie Message Forums Lake Moultrie is located 31 miles north of Charleston in the low country of South Carolina. The lake is renowned for both its fishing and its natural beauty. Lake Moultrie gives its visitors a chance to experience unspoiled waterways and woodlands, all within minutes of historic Charleston. Lake ...
Hartwell Lake
(Georgia, USA / South Carolina, USA)
55,900 Hartwell Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Hartwell
So large it covers parts of six counties in two states, Lake Hartwell draws millions of visitors a year to play on its 56,000 acres of water. With plenty of water for boating, water skiing and fishing, it has become one of the most popular recreation lakes in the southeast. Lake Hartwell in the Northeast ...
Lake Murray
(South Carolina, USA)
48,000 Lake Murray Pictures The kayak slips quietly through the water, dipping in and out of the finger coves that fringe the lake. The sun is just peeking over the horizon. For a few more hours, she'll have Lake Murray to herself -- almost anyway. It's a fantastic fishing lake, known for trophy-sized striped bass, so the anglers ...
Richard B. Russell Lake
(Georgia, USA / South Carolina, USA)
26,650 Richard B. Russell Lake Pictures Richard B. Russell Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Russell
Richard B. Russell Lake, sometimes nicknamed Lake Russell, claims 26,650 sparkling acres and 540 miles of shoreline on the Georgia-South Carolina state line. This expansive lake straddles Georgia's Northeast Mountains region and South Carolina's Old 96 District. Like many lakes in the area, Lake Russell ...
Lake Keowee
(South Carolina, USA)
18,372 Lake Keowee Pictures Lake Keowee Message Forums Lake Keowee is a freshwater lake located in northwestern South Carolina at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The lake supplies water to the nearby town of Seneca and Greenville, SC. Owned by Duke Power Company, the 18,500 acre man-made reservoir has many public access ramps. Property ...
Lake Wateree
(South Carolina, USA)
13,864 Also known as: Wateree Lake
Lake Wateree lies 30 miles northeast of Columbia, South Carolina near Interstate 77. Duke Energy created the lake in 1920 by building a dam on the Catawba River to provide hydro-electric power for textile mills and the surrounding area. Lake Wateree is 27 miles long and covers more than 13,800 acres ...
Lake Wylie
(North Carolina, USA / South Carolina, USA)
13,443 Lake Wylie Pictures Lake Wylie Message Forums Also known as: Lake Wylie Reservoir
Spanning the North Carolina-South Carolina border, Lake Wylie is the oldest reservoir on the Catawba River. First dammed in 1904, the dam was rebuilt in 1924, vastly increasing the amount of surface acreage. Managed by Duke Energy, the reservoir and dam serve several power generation systems including ...
Lake Greenwood
(South Carolina, USA)
11,400 Lake Greenwood Pictures Lake Greenwood Message Forums Lake Greenwood, located in the counties of Greenwood, Laurens, and Newberry, is one of South Carolina's more popular lakes. Stretching 20 miles and with a shoreline of 212 miles, Lake Greenwood is the site for many recreational activities as well as residential homes. Recreational activities include ...
Lake Jocassee
(North Carolina, USA / South Carolina, USA)
7,500 Lake Jocassee Pictures Lake Jocassee Message Forums Nestled into the pristine Appalachian mountains of northwestern South Carolina and southwestern North Carolina, Lake Jocassee reaches its watery depths down 300 feet and out over 7,500 acres. Burying underwater an area once home to part of the Cherokee nation, the lake was originally built for hydro-electric ...
Fishing Creek Reservoir
(South Carolina, USA)
3,112 Fishing Creek Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Nitrolee Dam, Fishing Creek Lake
Fishing Creek Reservoir, on the Catawba River in the Old English Region of South Carolina is aptly named: the 3112-acre lake provides a steady source of water to Chester County, South Carolina and a source of fishing and paddling enjoyment to both residents and visitors. Created in 1916, the reservoir ...
Lake Robinson
(South Carolina, USA)
2,250 Lake Robinson Pictures Lake Robinson Message Forums Also known as: Lake H.B. Robinson
Lake Robinson spreads out over 2,250 acres in Chesterfield and Darlington Counties near Hartsville, South Carolina. Lake Robinson is long and narrow, about 4.5 miles long and less than a mile wide. The lake was created by Progress Power (formerly Carolina Power & Light) with construction of the Lake ...
Great Falls Lake & Rocky Creek Lake
(South Carolina, USA)
847 Great Falls Lake & Rocky Creek Lake Message Forums Also known as: Great Falls Reservoir, Rocky Creek Reservoir, Stumpy Pond, Cedar Creek Reservoir, Cedar Creek Lake
Some of the most spectacular paddling and fishing water in South Carolina's Olde English District hides in plain sight between Fishing Creek Reservoir and Lake Wateree. Great Falls Lake and Rocky Creek Lake are actually part of the same Catawba River, separated by an island created by an artificial ...
Gaston Shoals Lake and Ninety-Nine Islands Lake
(South Carolina, USA)
639 Gaston Shoals Lake and Ninety-Nine Islands Lake Message Forums Also known as: Gaston Shoals Reservior and Ninety-Nine Islands Reservoir
Gaston Shoals Lake and Ninety-Nine Islands Lake are the focal points of a 15-mile stretch of the Broad River flowing through the Olde English District of northern South Carolina. A major tributary of the Congaree River, Broad River flows out of North Carolina below the Lake Lure Dam. Five dams built ...

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