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A Guide to Spending the Day on Lake Keowee

Jun 04, 2021

6 Things To Do on Lake Keowee

Lakefront living is a dream for many. Close proximity to a lake provides many of the same benefits as oceanfront living — gorgeous views, quick access to nature, and countless things to do as a family. 

See the many ways you can enjoy a day on Lake Keowee, and why our community members love spending their time on the water. 

1. Jump Right In

Go for a swim and jump right into the dazzling waters of Lake Keowee. Lake Keowee is renowned for its clean, emerald green water that provides a fun and safe place to play. Covering roughly 28 square miles, this large lake has so much to offer. 

Plus, the mild climate of upstate South Carolina makes the water that much easier to want to jump into. The lake’s temperature tends to stay around 70 to 75 degrees throughout most of the year.

2. Chase Waterfalls

At the very top of Lake Keowee is Twin Falls, or Eastatoe Falls. This seventy-five-foot tall waterfall flows into a river that then spills into the lake. From the trail head, it’s just a fifteen minute walk accompanied with beautiful views. The water of the falls comes directly from the mountain, so bathing in them is incredible.

Party Cove is another natural waterfall and is accessible by boat. Clear and vibrant, the water is mesmerizing as it cascades down the large boulders into the lake. Anchor your boat and play in the waterfall or an unforgettable day of exploring South Carolina’s beauty.

3. Make Some Waves

Now’s the time to take the boat out and ride across the expansive lake. The many coves make Lake Keowee ideal for motor water sports such as wakesurfing, wakeboarding, and water skiing. The long channels and numerous inlets hinder the wake from other boats, as opposed to an open, wide lake where large waves can build. 

4. Paddle Around

The smooth waters of Lake Keowee are also great for paddling along in a kayak, canoe, or atop a paddleboard. Take in your surroundings from the water as you meander along miles and miles of shoreline covered with native trees. Not just a great way to sightsee, but a good workout, too!

5. Explore the Land

As a mountain lake sitting at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, there are plenty of hiking trails if you feel like exploring on foot. Stay dry and hike along the extensive trails that wind through the forest and often meet the water’s edge. 

6. Get to Know the Wildlife

Look out at the vast water and land to see what wildlife decides to make an appearance. Local fauna here varies from rainbow trout and heron, to salamanders and foxes, the area is teeming with wildlife. 

The crystal clear water also makes for excellent fishing, so be sure to bring your fishing pole the next time you are out on your boat!

Lakefront Living on Lake Keowee

Nestled against Lake Keowee, a handful of communities at The Cliffs offer luxury lakefront living. Among these enclaves include, The Cliffs at Keowee Falls, The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards, and The Cliffs at Keowee Springs. Homes on the lake include access to private shoreline, watersports equipment shops, and other lake-related amenities and activities. As a resident you get to enjoy the benefits of the lake as often as you would like. 

Discover the three lakeside communities at The Cliffs below. 

The Cliffs at Keowee Falls

An outdoor playground that includes a pristine lake, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, and over 2,500 acres of private area for you to roam and wander — no wonder The Cliffs at Keowee Falls is often referred to as an outdoor paradise. 

The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards

The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards offers the best of many worlds. Experience native muscadine vines growing all throughout the community, and longview vistas complete with mountain peaks framing the dazzling Lake Keowee. You will also find a beautifully built equestrian center and full-service marina so you can make the most of lakeside living. What’s more, the Tom Fazio golf course features eight waterside holes that showcase the surrounding nature of your home. You will never get tired of seeing view after view after view. 

The Cliffs at Keowee Springs

Just twenty minutes from Greenville and thirty minutes from Clemson is The Cliffs at Keowee Springs. This collection of homes entails a welcoming community that is family-oriented. A Beach Club with water slides and family-friendly grille is always filled with community members and their little ones. You will also come across a Tom Fazio golf course designed with three loops of six holes — perfect for children just learning the sport and not interested in playing a full 18-hole course. 

Explore the 4 Reasons why Luxury Homeowners Choose to Move to The Cliffs. 

Lakefront Homes and Homesites at The Cliffs

All of this (and more!) is waiting for you and your family right here at The Cliffs. 

Picture your dream home set against one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes in the Carolinas. Every day is your own personal adventure, it’s just a matter of what you are in the mood for!

Whether you are looking for a home that’s ready for you, or you long to build a custom home tailored just for you, there is no doubt you will fall head over heels for Lake Keowee. Click the button below to view available listings on Lake Keowee.

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