Keowee is a Cherokee word that means “Land Of The Mulberries”. The area that is now Lake Keowee was once known as Keowee Town, a Cherokee settlement along the Keowee River. Lake Keowee is a manmade lake that was created to serve the needs of Duke Energy and provide recreation. The project started in 1967 and operations began in 1973. Since then, Lake Keowee has provided beauty, and fun, for both locals and visitors.
Lake Keowee provides the perfect atmosphere to live the “Lake Life”.
From fishing to paddle boarding, boating to hiking, skiing to kayaking… there’s a little something for everyone!
There are 4 parks and 9 boat landings for residents and visitors to enjoy, along with a few local marinas.
There are over 120 communities nestled on the shores of Lake Keowee. Many of them offer both waterfront and interior properties. Most of the communities have boat slips, boat ramps and/or storage for their residents to use.
Lake Keowee is located primarily in Oconee County, but a small portion resides in Pickens County. Conveniently located close to I-85 and major cities like Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Columbia and Greenville. Lake Keowee is also located near Clemson University, Anderson College, Tri-County Technical College and Furman University.
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