Lake Keowee

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Lake Keowee covers 18,370 acres and has 300 miles of shoreline.

Lake Keowee, along with Lake Jocassee, was built by Duke Energy in the 1970’s for the purpose of generating electricity and providing public recreation. Duke Energy manages the dams, the lake and shoreline around the lake.


The lake is popular for fishing, boating, swimming, sailing and watersports.

The public can access Lake Keowee from two of our county parks (High Falls and South Cove) as well as various boat ramps maintained by Duke Energy and the Oconee County Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism. ARRIVE EARLY as parking at lake public access points is limited. Roads near Lake Keowee have been experiencing heavy traffic. We strongly discourage parking in private neighborhoods along the lake.

Lake Keowee Public Access:

Mile Creek Park (Pickens County)
Crow Creek Landing (Pickens County)
Keowee Towne Landing
Fall Creek Landing
South Cove County Park
Cane Creek Landing
High Falls County Park
Stamp Creek Landing
Lake Keowee Marina
Warpath Landing (Pickens County)

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Borrowed Boats

Boat rentals, mainly kayaks and paddle boards, for pickup or drop off at Lake Hartwell, Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee. Additionally, they coordinate rental of boats from owners looking to make extra money when their boats are not in use. (Potential boat and watercraft rentals: kayaks, fishing boats, ski boats, pontoons, jet skis.)

Cabana Lake Keowee

Near Lighthouse Lake Keowee. Serves lunch, dinner & drinks. Brunch, burgers and sandwiches. Open Seasonally Wednesday – Sunday (Closed Monday & Tuesday).

Crooked Creek RV Park

Campground located on Lake Keowee. They have 97 RV sites with full hookup. Their marina has a full menu with docks and gas. Amenities: 24 Hour Security, ATM Machine, Fax Service, Golf Cart Rentals, Camp Store, Picnic Tables at Each Site, Heated and Air Conditioned Bath Houses, Clean Facilities with Individual Rooms, Handicap Facilities Laundry, Swimming Pool, Kiddie Pool, Lake Keowee Beach Area, Fishing.
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Fairfield Inn & Suites

Now open! Located on Lake Keowee, this hotel is close to historic downtown and minutes from Clemson University. Duke Energy, Itron, Borg Warner and other companies are nearby.

High Falls Boat Rentals, LLC

Need a boat for a day or a week? High Falls Boat Rentals has pontoon and ski boats for rent on Lake Keowee. ​ All boats are equipped with USCG required safety equipment, anchors, bimini tops, depth finders, fenders and dock lines. Tubes and water skis are also available for rent.

High Falls County Park

46 acre park located on the shores of beautiful Lake Keowee. There are 91 campsites with 10 being waterfront; two boat ramps; 3 rental buildings/shelters; playground; picnic tables with charcoal grills; swimming area; restroom; miniature golf; tennis and basketball courts; volleyball; fishing pier and more. $3 park entry for cars; $5 fee for boats and trailers.

Island Horses Pontoon Rental

Lake Keowee & Lake Jocassee
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Quality boat rentals on Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee. They offer 24 ft. pontoon boats or Sea Ray deck boat that can be towed to either Mile Creek or Warpath Landing. Lake Jocassee minimum 4-day rental.

Jocassee Keowee Rentals

Boating services on Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee whether your interest is a day on the lake on a pontoon, kayak, canoe, or utilizing their boat/RV storage facilities.
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Keowee Falls RV Park

Campground located on the shores of Lake Keowee. Beach area, pavilion, hiking and golf cart trails, playground and fishing ponds. Monthly and yearly rentals (no short-term weekend or daily rentals).

Keowee Fishing Service, LLC

Seneca, SC
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Lake Keowee guided fishing, half and full day trips. On-the-water education, training, and information about Lake Keowee bass fishing. Trips for beginners to advanced anglers. Also offering electronics setup and configuration for Garmin Livescope. All trips hosted by Charles, N&C Marine Pro Staff member and tournament angler.
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Keowee Outdoors

Retail store offering tackle, camping, water toys, lake supplies, clothing and more. Their sister company, Southern Outlaw Adventures, offers guide services on the lake.

Keowee Sailing Club

A cruising and racing sail club on Lake Keowee in view of the Blue Ridge escarpment. They engage in sail boat racing, pleasure cruising, skill building, social functions, and maintenance of their club,

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