Lake Juniper - Cheraw State
Lake Pinnacle Table Rock State Park
remember to please renew or purchase a South Carolina Fishing
License when fishing in the lakes of South Carolina. The game
wardens do check licenses.
Carolina has a reciprocal agreement with the state of Georgia so that
fishing on the border lakes between states is allowed with a fishing
license from either state. The following lakes are covered by this
agreement: Lake Hartwell, Lake Russell, Lake Thurmond (Clark's
Hill Reservoir), and Lake Tugaloo. Largemouth bass
caught in these border lakes must be a minimum of 12 inches or longer
on the Georgia side of the lake.
Note: South Carolina has NO reciprocal agreements with North
Carolina. So to fish on a South Carolina - North Carolina lake, a
fisherman should have a license from both states. This rule applies
to Lake Wylie located on the northeastern border of South
SCDNR Freshwater Fishing
SCDNR Fishing License Information
Small Lakes of South
Saluda Lake - Greenville
Saluda Lake is a 331 acre reservoir located in Greenville
South Carolina. It impounds the Saluda River on the border of
Greenville and Pickens counties. This lake provides the city of
Easley in Pickens County a source of drinking water. Saluda Lake is
one of the very few small lakes in South Carolina to have a Bait &
Tackle shop located on its shoreline. So, check out Saluda
Lake Landing on your next
visit. The landing
is now open under new management
with a boat ramp, boat rentals including fishing boats and kayaks, and a
full menu of food.
Note: The dredging of the
upper end of Saluda Lake has been completed. All the dredging
markers have been removed and the upper end of the lake has more open
water to drive a boat across.
Saluda Landing now offers more food
choices which includes a breakfast menu.
Cooley is a 330 acre reservoir located in Spartanburg County. There is park and boat dock
located on the shoreline.
Regulations are posted in the park.
Boyd Mill Pond
Millpond is a small 184 acre lake located in Laurens County near Ware
Shoals. Larger boats are not allowed on this
lake, but smaller boats such as canoes, kayaks, and small
fishing boats with motors less than 15 horsepower are perfect
here. The lake is full of bass, catfish, and
bream. There is one park located on Boyd's Millpond
Road which is the only public access to the lake. Check out the
Boyd Millpond page for detailed information.
Pinnacle is the smaller of two lakes located in Table Rock State
Park. Lake Pinnacle is a 36
acre lake and Lake Oolenoy is a 67 acre lake. The state park is located off of
state Highway 11 in the upstate of South Carolina...
- Chesterfield County / Darlington County
Robinson is a medium sized 2,250 acre lake located near the city of
Hartsville South Carolina in the eastern part of the state. This
lake is owned by Progress Energy who operates nuclear energy plant and a
coal plant on Lake Robinson. The lake has public facilities
including boat ramps provided by Progress Energy. There are also
campgrounds on both sides of the lake. Do not confuse this lake with Lake
John Robinson located in Greer SC.
Lake HB Robinson
Lake Juniper -
Cheraw State Park - Chesterfield County
Juniper is a 360 acre lake located in Cheraw State Park in Chesterfield
County in South Carolina. This beautiful lake feels very
secluded. The only development along the lake is the state park and
the campgrounds within the state park..... More information on lake
Lake Juniper - Cheraw State Park
Prestwood - Darlington County
Prestwood is located in Hartsville South Carolina very close to a larger
lake called HB Robinson. Both lakes impound the waters of Black
Creek. Based on my personal observations and comparisons with
other known size lakes, I estimate the size of Lake Prestwood to be about
330-450 acres in size.... More information on lake page.
Prestwood - Hartsville SC
Lake Placid - Greenville County
Lake Placid is a 13 acre
lake located in Paris Mountain State Park in Greenville South
Carolina. The lake is in a mountain environment and has an easy hiking
trail around it. The lake was built in the 1930's by the Civilian
Conservation Corps.... More information on lake page.
Lake Placid -
Lake Cunningham - Greer SC
Lake Cunningham is 376 acre lake
located near Greer South Carolina in Greenville County. Greer Public Works
owns and maintains this lake with strict regulations designed to protect
the lake. Along with its sister lake, Lake Robinson, Greer takes great
pride in these two lakes.
Langley Pond - Aiken County
Langley Pond is a very old and very
popular 250 acre lake located near North Augusta South
Carolina. This lake is largely unknown in other parts of the
state. Basically the locals love the fact that few outsiders have
ever heard of this lake. Now this secret lake paradise has
been broadcast it to the world. So come on down
south and see what this grand old lake has in store for
Lake Craig - Croft State
Park (Spartanburg County)
Tom Moore Craig is a 150 acre impoundment on Kelsey Creek in Croft State
Park which is located in Spartanburg County. There is one boat ramp on the lake along
with campgrounds and fishing boat rentals...
Lake Warren - Lake Warren State Park (Hampton
Lake Warren is the largest of the
public lakes managed by the South Carolina
Department of Natural Resources . A
valid South Carolina Fishing License is required to fish here.....
Secession - Abbeville County
This is a 1,400 acrea lake located in Abbeville
County. Lake Secession has one double boat ramp
located on Highway 184 near IVA South Carolina. The Lake
Russell map sold on this website has Lake Secession on
Broadway Lake - Anderson
Broadway is a small 300 Acre lake located in Anderson
County. It has one park with a boat ramp and swimming
Lake Thicketty -
Thicketty is a small 100 acre lake that is great for
fishing. There is one boat ramp and plenty of availble space to fish
from the bank.
Lake Rabon - Laurens
Rabon is 540 acre lake located in Laurens County. It has a park with
a boat ramp, fishing pier, and picnic shelters.
Lake Bowen - Spartanburg
Spartanburg Water System owns and operates this 1,534 acre
reservoir to provide water to the residents of Spartanburg County.
This is a well managed lake that is open to the public.
Lake Oak Grove - Greenville
Greenville County Recreation operates
an 18 acre lake in Greenville County. It is located on Oak
Grove Lake Road in Greenville South Carolina. Fishing is
allowed on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The dam failed in 2012, but
the lake has now been restored to full levels and is
open to the public for recreation.
Lake Tugalo is a mountain lake in the upstate of South Carolina located
on the western border between Georgai and South Carolina. This lake
is a deep and clear water lake surrounded by moutains. Tugalo
is one of only a few lakes in South Carolina where you can catch
Lake Oolenoy - Table Rock State
This lake is located in Table Rock State Park. It has a large
fishing pier which is handicapped accessible Fish in this lake
included catfish, largemouth bass, and bream. The lake covers
This lake is a public lake managed by the South
Carolina Department of Natural Resources. A valid South Carolina fishing
license is required to fish this lake. Largemouth bass were stocked in
large numbers to help keep the lake from being over populated by bream,
and has become an excellent small water fishing
Lake Robinson - Greer
Lake John Robinson is an 800 acre fishing lake
located in Greer South Carolina off of Highway 101. The lake is
owned by Greer Commission of Public Works which also owns Lake
Cunningham a few miles away. There is one boat ramp, a fishing pier,
restrooms, and picnic area open to the public. The boat ramp is
located on Mays Bridge Road. Do not confuse this lake with HB Robinson
which is in Hartsville SC.
Managed State Lakes in
The South Carolina Department of Natural
Resources manages 19 small lakes in South Carolina. These lakes have
specific rules that may be different on each lakes regarding the amount of
fish you can keep and the type of boats that are allowed. Be sure to
read about each lake before you visit. Click the link below to go to
the SCDNR website for these lakes.
SCDNR State Managed
Largest Lakes in South
* Lake Greenwood 11,400 acres *Lake Hartwell 56,000 acres
* Lake Jocassee 7, 565 acres
* Lake Keowee 18,500 acres *Lake Marion - Santee Cooper Lake 110,000 acres
* Lake Monticello 7,100 acres * Lake Murray 50,000 acres
* Lake Moultrie - Santee Cooper Lake 60,000 *Lake Russell 26,650 acres
* Lake Thurmond (Clarks Hill) 70,000 acres *Lake
Wateree 13,700 *Lake
Spot & Kingfisher SC Lake Maps Here
Always remember to please renew or purchase a South
Carolina Fishing License when fishing in the lakes of South
Carolina. The game wardens do check licenses.
South Carolina has a reciprocal agreement with
the state of Georgia so that fishing on the border lakes between states is
allowed with a fishing license from either state. The following
lakes are covered by this agreement: Lake Hartwell, Lake
Russell, Lake Thurmond (Clark's Hill Reservoir), and Lake
Tugaloo. Largemouth bass caught in these
border lakes must be a minimum of 12 inches or longer on the Georgia side
of the lake.
Please Note: South Carolina has NO reciprocal
agreements with North Carolina. So to fish on a South Carolina -
North Carolina lake, a fisherman should have a license from both
states. This rule applies to Lake Wylie located on the northeastern
border of South Carolina.
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