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South Carolina Lakes and Blackwater Rivers

The beautiful lakes and rivers of South Carolina of the state’s Lakes and Blackwater Rivers area make the Palmetto State a premier water sports and world-class hunting and fishing destination. In charming Old South towns throughout the region you'll encounter the rich history and culture of America's past.

South Carolina Lakes


South Carolina’s collection of scenic lakes include Lake Murray and Lake Marion, the largest inland body of water in the South and Lake Jocassee, “one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the nation.” Here you’ll find scenic trophy making coves and some of the most celebrated sports and recreational lakes in the region.

Canoe trips and guided walks are offered at the National Audubon Society's Francis Biedler Forest where you'll find Four Holes Swamp, a matrix of blackwater swamps and lakes.

South Carolina lakes offer world-class fishing for striped bass, trout, catfish and more.

Scenic Rivers of South Carolina


On the hundreds of miles of rivers of South Carolina, you’ll find unique kayaking and canoeing adventures wherever you go in the region — from downtown Columbia to the primeval forest landscapes of the Congaree River. South Carolina’s famed inland water trails include the Edisto, the longest blackwater river in the nation.

Attractions in the Lakes and Blackwater Rivers Regions


Visit the historic, cultural and natural attractions the Lakes & Blackwater Rivers regions of South Carolina have to offer. From the nationally acclaimed Riverbanks Zoo to the Railroad Historical Center to Historic Boykin. Don't miss racing at the Darlington Raceway, the gorgeous blossoms at Edisto Memorial Gardens or the natural beauty of God's Acre Healing Springs. So, what are you waiting for? Discover why South Carolina is made for your next vacation.