Lake Wateree is a 13,250 acre man-made lake.
It is known for crappie, bass, catfish and bream in one of South Carolina's
oldest man-made lakes. With more than 13,000 surface acres and 242 miles of
shoreline, the lake is a year-round favorite of campers, fishermen and
recreational boaters. Public access is provided through a number of public boat
ramps and Lake Wateree State
The 238-acre parks offerings include a tackle shop/park store with refueling
dock and public boat ramp. A large population of crappie, bream, largemouth
bass, catfish and later, striped bass, has made the lake a popular fishing spot
since the dam was built in 1919 (making it one of the states
The parks wooded, lakeside campground has 72 sites, including
many that can accommodate large RVs and all with water and electrical service.
Day visitors and campers also can enjoy the numerous picnic tables, playground
and the mile-long nature trail through the quiet woods.