SC Freshwater Lakes

SC Freshwater Lakes

Lake J. Strom Thurmond

Lake J. Strom Thurmond is located on the border of South Carolina and Georgia on the Savannah River. This 42,564 acre reservoir is owned and constructed by US Army Corps of Engineers. Lake Thurmond is one of the nation’s largest inland bodies of water. Lake Thurmond stretches nearly 40 miles up the Savannah River and 26 miles up Little River.

Miles of Shoreline: 503.88

Acres of Surface Water: 42,564.53

Counties Lake is Within: McCormick

Average Depth: 37 feet

Maximum Depth: Approximately 139.4 feet

Boat Ramps: 26

Fish Attractors: 10

Fishing Access Locations: 7

Fishing Loaner Tackle Locations: 1

Fish Stocking

Marinas with Pumpouts: 3

Lake Greenwood

Lake Greenwood was created between 1935 and 1940 by the construction of the Buzzard’s Roost Dam. This 11,400 acre lake has 212 miles of shoreline. Recent years have brought considerable development around the lake, which is becoming a choice residential and retirement area for Greenwood, Laurens, and Newberry counties. It’s a popular spot for fishing, boating and many other water activities.

Counties Lake is Within: Greenwood, Laurens, Newberry

Average Depth: 21.8 feet

Maximum Depth: Approximately 69.3 feet

Boat Ramps: 5

Fish Attractors: 16

Fishing Access Locations: 2

Fishing Loaner Tackle Locations: 1

Fish Stocking

Lake Russell

Lake Russell is a 26,650-acre lake which stretches 30 miles up the Savannah River to Lake Hartwell Dam. Russell is a multipurpose project constructed under the supervision of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Visitors can enjoy fishing and other water activities in a pristine setting with abundant wildlife. Lake Russell is distinctive in that it maintains habitat for a diverse assemblage of warm-water, cool-water, and even cold-water sport-fish.

Miles of Shoreline: 193.56

Acres of Surface Water: 9,899.37

Counties Lake is Within: Anderson, Abbeville

Average Depth: 38.7 feet

Maximum Depth: Approximately 167.3 feet

Boat Ramps: 16

Fish Attractors: 10

Fishing Access Locations: 7

Fishing Loaner Tackle Locations: 1

Fish Stocking

Marinas with Pumpouts: 2



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