Best Lakes in the Carolinas Begin with Lake Keowee

The Reserve At Lake Keowee South Carolina

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 

If you ask residents of the Lake Keowee neighborhoods what drew them to this part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the reply would be unanimous and simple. Only one of a kind - Lake Keowee! Stretching 26 miles long, 3 miles wide, and with an average depth of 54 feet, this emerald green manmade reservoir bears pristine waters courtesy a series of river systems that flow downstream the Blue Ridge Mountain range; finally, reaching the Keowee and Little River where they are preserved into Lake Keowee. The outflow of water pours over the Little River and Keowee River Dams to create enough energy to produce 158 megawatts of hydroelectric power, appealing to those folks who appreciate the good sense of conservation.

It’s one of the cleanest and purest lakes in the country for residents and visitors to enjoy year round. Here are just some of the activities enjoyed at one of the best lakes in the Carolinas:

BOATING - Linked Magazine named The Reserve on Lake KeoweeBest for Boating” in 2009. Whether you prefer a speed boat or to leisurely navigate around on the lake in a pontoon boat, canoe or kayak, Lake Keowee is fun for everyone.

SWIMMING - With an average water temperature of 73.5 degrees, the water is crisp, clean and refreshing; jump in!

FISHING - Crappie, Bass species and Catfish are regulars in the lake and active at night. The Keowee Anglers has approximately 100 members and is a great way to learn the inside scoop about fishing at Lake Keowee.

WATER SKIING/JET SKIING - For the more adventurous, Lake Keowee is a fun and safe lake to enjoy water toys.

It’s easy to see why Lake Keowee is one of the best lakes in the Carolinas. Manicured homes grace the shoreline complimenting the spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains that recede above Lake Keowee. Lake Keowee neighborhoods like The Reserve at Lake Keowee offer 5 different scenic locations within the community to build a home: Mountains, Lakeside, Golf, Village, and in the Conservancy. Suiting a wide range of budgets, home sites begin in the $100k’s and homes ranges from half to well over a million dollars. Edgewater Park or Peninsula Ridge, premier lakefront neighborhoods near the Village are the two newest property releases in the community. 

This Western South Carolina lake community enjoys full service watercraft storage and 19 floating piers with a total of 200 boat slips on the lake throughout the community. Kayaking lessons and lakeside water aerobics are just a few of the fun water related events available weekly at The Reserve on Lake Keowee, Landlubbers have tennis, golf and hiking all within the neighborhood. Tennis amenities include 10 Har-Tru clay tennis courts, one on one tennis sessions, group clinics and classes, and in/outdoor activities, hiking and so much more! The Reserve at Lake Keowee is also branding a name for itself  as a popular place for golf tournaments. Here’s a few their known for:


  • May - BMW Charity Pro-Am 
  • July - Clemson Football Media Day
  • October - Charitable Foundation Golf Classic

Homes available in close proximity or on the lakeside Par- 72 golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus may spark the golf lover in you. Three holes on the course border the lake and the Orchard Clubhouse in the heart of the Village caters to many fun filled events offered throughout the year. 

Take a peek at The Reserve at Lake Keowee homes

If you ask the longtime residents of Lake Keowee neighborhoods like The Reserve what drew them to this part of the Blue Ridge Mountains? The obvious answer would still be Lake Keowee, but as you dig deeper, you’ll find the friendly neighbors add to the priceless amenities that keep them there.

Stay in The Reserve’s delightful guesthouse and experience all the serenity lake life has to offer through their welcoming Discovery Package. 

Call The Reserve at Lake Keowee direct at 877.922.5253 to check on availability. 

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