Santee Cooper Lakes – Marion and Moultrie


South Carolina Vacation Rentals, Lodging, and Timeshares
The Santee Cooper Lakes are a terrific place to spend a vacation. If you’re planning to visit Lake Marion or Lake Moultrie for your next family getaway, you’ll find many great lakeside campgrounds and lodges as well as vacation rentals and timeshare rentals, which can be quite convenient for families since they often have full kitchens and additional living space.

About Lake Marion

Lake Marion together with Lake Moultrie form what is known as the Santee Cooper Lakes.  These lakes are connected by a canal called the Diversion Canal. Lake Marion is the larger of the two lakes covering 110,000 acres, and Lake Moultrie covers 60,000 acres. Both lakes are located in the lower part of the state near Charleston South Carolina.

The Santee-Cooper Lakes cover land in 5 different counties including: Berkeley, Calhoun, Clarendon, Orangeburg, and Sumter. Clarendon County covers the most miles of shoreline of Lake Marion, and Berkeley County covers all of the shoreline of Lake Moultrie.

These legendary lakes were created during the early 1940’s and have become a recreational paradise. People come from all over the United States to visit these lakes. The Cypress trees combined with the swampy wilderness add a scenic beauty to these lakes that set them apart from all the other lakes in the state.

The Santee Cooper Lakes make a great vacation get away. There are numerous campgrounds, boat ramps, marinas, fishing guides, and many other lake businesses located here probably the most of any of the major lakes in South Carolina.

The Kingfisher Lake Map shown above and sold on this website provides the location and phone numbers of most of the lake side businesses on Marion and Moultrie. The Santee Cooper map also shows the all the boat ramps and highways around the lake.


  • Lake Size  110,000 Acres
  • Major Highway Access  I-95 * SC 6 * SC 15
  • Project Management  Santee Cooper 
  • Dam Completion  1941
  • Full Pool Elevation  76.8 (Source Santee Cooper County)
  • Maximum Depth  77.2 Feet (Source SCDHEC)
  • Mean Depth  12.8 Feet (Source SCDHEC)

Fish Species

  • Walleye
  • Northern Pike
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Crappie
  • Bullhead species
  • Yellow Perch

Lake House Rentals Available on Lake Marion

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Lake Marion on google maps

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Lake Marion., Cypress Trees



About Lake Moultrie

Lake Moultrie is the smaller of these two legendary Santee Cooper lakes covering a land area of 60,000 acres. This lake is more oval shapped than Lake Marion and in some places the distance between the shorelines is up to 14 miles. Therefore, you can gaze out over the lake and not see any land across the water . This lake view is very much like the scene you see at the beach when you are looking at the ocean. In addition, this vast area of open water on Lake Moultrie can help to produce large waves when high wind speeds occurr. The local television stations will usually broadcast wind advisories for boaters on Lake Moultrie.

The fishing in Lake Moultrie is exceptional with large populations of largemounth bass, blue channel catfish, crappie, and striped basss. Consequently, there is a fish hatchery located on Lake Moutrie.  The state record Largemouth Bass was caught here. Also, Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie have numerous fishing guides just waiting for clients who want to catch stripers, largemouth, and catfish.

Lake Moultrie is located near the town of Moncks Corner. This town has everything you need for a great time at Lake Moultrie. You can find a Wal Mart, restaurants, and hotels here.

All the major campgrounds have boat ramps. Also, there are a few public access boat ramp areas on the lake. All the boat ramps are listed on the Kingfisher Lake Map sold on this website.


  • Lake Size  60,000 Acres
  • Major Highway Access   SC 6 * SC 52 * ALT 17
  • Project Management  Santee Cooper
  • Dam Completion  1941
  • Full Pool Elevation  74.2 (Source Santee Cooper Country)
  • Maximum Depth  75.9 Feet (SCDHEC)
  • Mean Depth  20.3 Feet (SCDHEC)
  • Lake Level

Fish Species

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Crappie
  • Catfish
  • Spotted Bass
  • White Bass
  • Striped Bass

Lake House Rentals Available on Lake Moultrie

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Lake Moultrie on google maps

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