Changes to Shoreline Management Plan

Effective: September 1, 2014

Lake Keowee Aerial View

Aerial View of Lake Keowee

Duke Energy Invited Jim and I to a very informative meeting on the update to the Shoreline Management Plan for Lake Keowee.  This wealth of information allows us to ensure that the latest report from Duke Energy is available to our waterfront clients. If you have owned property on Lake Keowee since the early years then you already know the original Shoreline Mangement Plan (SMP) was developed in 1987.  Two separate updates have occurred on the different plans – one for Lake Keowee and one for Lake Jocassee.  As of September 2014, there is a new single Keowee – Toxaway Project Shore Management Plan covering both lakes.

Sunset on Lake Keowee

Sunset on Lake Keowee








Here are a few points from the meeting:

Changes to Docks -

Due to the possibility of the water depth having a potential of being lowered five feet, Duke is allowing changes to a docks configuration.  Normal size dock limits will increase from 1000 to 1200 square feet The additional 200 square feet must be for the purpose of reaching deeper water.  It will be permissible to “follow the water” by moving a dock during drought or lower water times provided the dock is returned to the permitted location within 14 days of the water situation returning to normal.

Important Changes to Fees –

$0 fee (temporary) for dock reconfiguration permits

$300.00 to apply for dock permit

$500.00 for mandatory Habitat Enhancement Program(payable to HCP – not Duke)

Covered dock and rip rapped shoreline on Lake Keowee

Covered dock and rip rapped shoreline

For more details on changes that may effect your lakefront property on Lake Keowee or Lake Jocassee click on

I hope you found this information helpful and please call on us, Sharon and Jim Wagner – Keowee Land and Homes Team with any questions you may have!




 Sharon & Jim Wagner

864. 784.2896






Lake Keowee vs Hartwell Lake

Lake Keowee vs Hartwell Lake…

Keowee lake home

Lake Keowee Shoreline home

Lake Keowee vs Hartwell Lake…We live in a day of comparison: automobiles, sports teams, computers, etc. so why not upstate SC lakes?  The two most prominent of course are Lake Keowee and Hartwell Lake.  Both lakes have plenty to offer with regards to recreation, fishing and camping. The buyer will have to decide which is best for them.  However, I am often asked how the two compare regarding the number and amount of yearly sales, sale price vs. list price, average price sold versus average price listed, and average days on market for water front properties.  I have researched the Western Upstate MLS for the answers to those questions and the results are listed below:


Aerial view of Hartwell Lake Dam


Information is pulled from WUAR and is a 6 month (semi-annual) snap shot of SOLD data from YTD 2014

Information is pulled from WUAR and is a 6 month (semi-annual) snap shot of SOLD data from YTD 2014


256 Parkview Drive,  Hartwell Lake $559,750

Lot 49 Keowee Bay 147,000

Keowee Bay Lot 49, Lake Keowee $147,000


Lake Keowee  Oak Stone Shores  Lot 14  $239,900

Lake Keowee
Oak Stone Shores
Lot 14 $239,900

632 N Flagship on Keowee

632 N Flagship in Keowee Key, Lake Keowee     $799,900

Peek, Gerald


Gerald Peek

(864)787 5151 Mobile

(864)944 2400 Office

Lake Front Luxury in Keowee Key

44 Quartermaster in Keowee Key

44 Quartermaster in Keowee Key $1,249,000.

Your dream of lake side living can be realized in this 5000+/- square feet, 4 bedroom, 4 bath lake front home with 185 feet of private shoreline and a covered boat dock. The design of this home, with the large open spaces and the use of glass and decks encompassing the panoramic views is spectacular. No details were overlooked in the layout and functionality in offering a comforting lake side ambiance while bringing the outdoors into each of the major rooms by the use of picture windows, sliding glass doors and decks. The decks are built with weather resistant composition material. There is an elevator shaft built into the home ready for a future use.  Hardwood floors, built in bookcases and cabinetry, cathedral ceilings add to the many features this home offers to make this a place to be for a beautiful lifestyle.

The entrance vestibule…large and inviting. This vestibule opens in to the large flowing spaces of the living room. Panoramic lake views are visible through the glassed walls. Glass doors offer easy access to the waterfront decks. Picture6








The gathering room…adjacent to the formal elegance of the living room is the gathering room/den. Another large, comfortable room shares the views and offers a wall of built in cabinets surrounding a fireplace and a media center. The kitchen and breakfast room are adjacent to this room.Picture9Picture8Picture10

The formal dining room…sized for large gatherings on those special occasions or a comfortable setting for the family. Again, large windows provide light and views of the surroundings.Picture3Picture7










A modern kitchen…that is extremely functional and a gourmet chefs delight. Centrally located to serve both the dining room and the breakfast room, it also serves the gathering room by means of the sitting bar. Ample windows make working in this kitchen fun and enjoyable.




















An oversized master bedroom suite…is very bright and has views of the lake, and a private fireplace for total comfort and relaxation. Master bath is also very large. A second main floor bedroom or office is also generously sized with the same expansive windows as the master suite.bedroom5bedroom3

The lower level offers so much…a family room, wet bar area, two additional bedrooms with full baths. These lovely bedrooms and the lower level family room has access to the decks. There is a workshop with outside access. These are all just a short walk to the shore and owner’s private boat dock. Waterfront living is all about…the decks and dock! This Lake Keowee home also has an easy elevation to the shoreline and dock.

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This Lake Keowee home is both large and inviting for anyone looking to make Keowee Key and all of its grand amenities their next lifestyle!

Erickson, Jeanne

 Jeanne Erickson

 Cell: 864.710.4690










































Looking for something fun to do this weekend, while supporting a great cause? Here’s an idea for Sunday!

 This Sunday April 27, 11am-5pm enjoy the 2014 Spring Homes Tour & Luncheon

  •  A delicious luncheon at the Osher Lifelong Learning Center (OLLI) at Patrick Square

  •  NEW THIS YEAR a tour of the state-of-the-art indoor practice facility on the CU campus 

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Five charming and unique area  homes (ONE of the homes Architecturally Designed by our own 1st Choice Realtor, Michael Sherrill-Come see his design ~You never know he may be able to help you with your own clients!)


The major goal of the Homes Tour is to fund scholarships for as many children as possible. All proceeds benefit the Clemson Child Development Center whose mission since 1969 has been to provide an exceptional pre-school education for children regardless of their ability to pay. This bi-annual event has become one of the most-anticipated and well-attended fundraisers in the Clemson, Seneca, and Pendleton area. It’s the perfect way to spend a spring Sunday.



On The Tour:

   Claudia & Rob Hubbard…This is our own Michael Sherrill’s Design!

   115 Lewis Road, Clemson ( to honor the memory of Kathy Young)


   Sue & Jim Reneke

    1007 Keystone Lane, Clemson   (Clemson Downs)


   Susan & David Scott

    908 Lakecrest Drive,  Seneca  (Lake Keowee)


   Boo & Macon Sheppard

    506 Shorecrest Drive, Clemson


   Boo & John Wilson

    132 Sikes Avenue,  Clemson  (Patrick Square)


    Indoor Practice Facilities

    Clemson University (Perimeter Rd next to Tiger Field)


In addition, Patrick Square model homes with flower arranging and interior design demonstrations will be open for tour guests to enjoy.

Get Your Tickets ($25) At:

•  Heartwarmers  337 Market Street, Seneca


•  Hubbard/Young Pharmacy,  402 College Avenue, Clemson


•  The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Patrick Square


•  Razzberry Fizz  104 Keith Street, Clemson


•  Wine Emporium 1229-A Stamp Creek Road, Salem


•  The Arts Center, 212 Butler Street, Clemson


•  The Village Baker & Café, 108 E. Main Street, Pendleton

 Tickets will also be on sale at individual homes – (exact change or checks only) Remember, all proceeds go to the Kids!

 Have a Great Weekend Everyone & See You at the Spring Homes Tour & Luncheon!

ClemsonOffice 1st Choice Realty Clemson

405 College Avenue Ste 110

Clemson, SC 29631

Phone 864-653-8525


Lake Retreat for nature lovers, romantics & large families…


Retreat to Lake Keowee, SC

This elegant, mountain, rustic property is located within the gates of the Cliffs at Keowee Falls South along Lake Keowee’s pristine shoreline.

This home was built by the award winning Gabriel Builders and its unmatched build quality and materials shows.

Unmatched Build Quality

Unmatched Build Quality

 As you enter the home you immediately take notice of the high vaulted ceilings and beams in the great room along with the stacked stone fireplace and the majestic French limestone surrounding the mantle. This same spectacular limestone is used in the keeping room and in the kitchen.

Magnificent Main Kitchen

Magnificent Main Kitchen








The Great Room

The Great Room

You will love the spacious kitchen with its center island, high ceilings, hewn beams and large custom lime stone hood. Top of the line appliance include: Miehle convection/steam oven, large Viking 8 burner range plus two burner grill, Miehle double ovens, Miehle microwave/convection oven, Sub Zero double refrigerator/freezer, two warming drawers and dishwasher. The butler’s pantry has Miehle Coffee, Espresso, hot chocolate, cappuccino machine, warming drawer for coffee cups, Sub Zero freezer drawer, sub zero refrigerator drawer, ice maker, wine cooler, and dishwasher.  The great room easily flows into the dining room with its marble Venetian ceiling and wall treatments. The keeping room, just off of the kitchen has high ceilings with formal beams and fireplace.

Grand Bunk Room

Grand Bunk Room

The home offers three master suites and a large bunk room with 8 bunks and his and her bathrooms for the grandchildren.

The outdoor living areas take full advantage of the lake. There’s 4000 sq. ft. of covered porches and decking. The screened porch features phantom screens. There are two outdoor fireplaces and one fire pit all on 1.12 acres of professionally landscaped grounds. Don’t forget you’re just steps away from your covered dock with boat lift.

Entertaining Room

Entertaining Room


The Cliffs at Keowee Falls South is one of three Cliffs communities on Lake Keowee. 

The new owner is afforded the opportunity to enjoy all amenities at each club. Amenities are a short drive by boat or car.

Family Compound on Lake Keowee, SC

Family Compound on Lake Keowee







138 Blue Water Trail

The Cliffs at Keowee Falls South • Salem South Carolina • 29676

Eric Stegall, REALTOR®

Eric Stegall, REALTOR®

For more information and a private tour of this Ultimate Destination on Lake Keowee contact

Exclusive Realtor® Representative Eric Stegall 864.903.5719 or


No Need to Roam…Make Keowee Your Home!

It’s NOT hard to ask folks to come look at Lake Keowee, because well – its obvious?













The location of the Lake to the mountains, 200 waterfalls within 50 miles, Clemson University , Greenville/Atlanta/Asheville… come on over, you WON’T want to leave – We didn’t!

And ,while you are here, have a look at THIS  bargain on the Lake!  24 Eastern Point, located in a gated, quaint, well located community.  The views DO NOT get any better than this!!.  From inside this waterfront home you feel as if you are onboard a ship!  View our beautiful pristine lake and the Blue Ridge Mountains thru the immense 2 story windows across the entire back of this home!

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 Priced $200K under the appraised value, this 4000 square foot  waterfront can be your family reunion compound, retirement dream come true, or weekend getaway.  Enjoy it all along with 153’ of waterfront, sandy beach, full size dock, clubhouse , pool and tennis/pickle ball courts– in your “backyard”! 

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If you don’t believe, just come see it!  Let us take the “guess” work out of your  Real Estate decisions!  It would be our pleasure!  



Sharon and Buddy Guess, REALTOR®




Tell Me About Lake Keowee, South Carolina

Lake Keowee, South Carolina is a breathtaking example of Mother Nature’s relationship with community. This outstanding, man-made, 26-mile long lake actually serves as the area’s power utility reservoir and the community’s recreational solution in one. It isn’t every neighborhood that has such attractively accommodating features like Lake Keowee.

Local Attractions

Exploring the beautiful terrain of Lake Keowee provides a swinging door to entertainment and local activities. Well known for its Christmas tree shape, Lake Keowee’s shoreline branches are dotted with wonderful boating features, sailing boats, camping grounds, water sports and all things water and nature-related. Enjoy a long lazy day fishing off your favorite pier, taking a soothing nature walk or exercising the afternoon away water skiing and tubing.

Sparkling water, lush greenery and the smell of the great outdoors are three of the best reasons real estate communities here are popping up like crazy. Cozy cabins, RV parks, campsites, vacation homes and gated communities are only the beginning in Lake Keowee’s fine real estate proposals. There are beaches for swimming, boat docks and housings for storage and pet-friendly walking trails enough to go around.

Folks young and old are finding their way into this beautiful community. From smaller cabins to statelier, prime real estate, there is nothing lacking in this excellent enclave of hearty real estate amenities.


Nearby elementary and middle schools in Walhalla and Oconee County are known for above average educational accommodations. Both Oconee and Pickens counties provide scholastic accreditation for higher learning. K-12 schools, colleges, universities, libraries and museums are easily accessible within minutes of any Lake Keowee shore location.

Come see what awaits you at beautiful Lake Keowee, South Carolina. Once you visit you may never want to leave!

Contact us today to learn more about our properties!

Welcome Home on Lake Keowee…

From the time you enter the gated driveway and courtyard you realize the quality and attention to detail that was given this custom built waterfront home on the shores of Lake Keowee. You enter the home through the custom bronze double doors leading to the barrel vaulted foyer with hand glazed ceiling and chandelier. You immediately notice the spectacular views of the lake through expansive floor to ceiling windows and high coffered ceilings of the Great Room.










Chefs Kitchen features views of the lake, natural gas cook top, granite counters, and custom cabinetry. Other features include a Blanco sink, tiled back splash, custom stucco hood, and kitchen aid appliances. Lastly, spacious wine storage and pantry complete the kitchen. Master Bedroom and Bath: Carved marble fireplace, color washed trey ceiling, sitting area with floor to ceiling windows to take full advantage of the view.



The master bath is more like a luxurious spa with its Italian marble tile, hooker twin vanity with Newport brass fixtures. Whirlpool tub under vaulted ceiling with a walk in shower with three additional jets for an invigorating spa like experience. Don’t forget the His and Hers closets with custom cabinetry and adjustable shelving.


The lower level features a cozy family room with kitchenette, ceramic tile floors and stone fireplace.


You also have two guest rooms on this level. Both with views of the lake and one with an en suite bath. Last but certainly not least you will also enjoy a theater room, wine cellar and an indoor personal swim spa. The swim spa has its on humidity control and air filtration system. The spa is sanitized with ultra violet light and ozone, so there is no hint of chlorine.

239 Winding Oaks Drive • Waterford Pointe

Lake Keowee

Offered for $1,699,000

trina head shot Trina Wilkerson


A Must Compare Before You Buy!

This bright and cheerful Lake Keowee waterfront home is in immaculate condition and ready for your enjoyment. One and a quarter acres of plentiful hardwoods situated on a quiet water cove provides extraordinary privacy to this serene lake retreat. The property’s shoreline has fish and ducks abound, a covered slip dock and boat lift in +/- 25 feet of water depth, long year round water views and even a foot bridge for exploration into the adjacent wood side.

108 Pinnacle Pointe Dr. 46

Large palladium windows bring the outdoors in with natural light beaming through every room.  The updated kitchen is accented with granite countertops, custom cabinets, new stainless appliances and built-ins all new in 2010.  A large screened porch, oversized garage and workshop, plentiful storage and see through fireplace are only a few of the unique features that make this a must compare before you buy.

108 Pinnacle Pointe Dr. 17

The main level offers an open living room with two story windows, custom bookcases, mantle and fireplace surround.  Through the fireplace into the breakfast nook is the completely renovated kitchen with upscale appliances and ample counter space.  Choose to eat at the bar counter, in the nook at the fireplace or just outside the French doors on the waterfront screened porch.  Formal dining for special occasions.  The master suite offers access to the rear porch, walk in closets, a vanity, double sink and also choice of a jetted tub or walk in shower.

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Downstairs is a tiled waterfront recreation room, plenty of space for game tables, a pool room or theatre space.  There is a full bath great for breaks off the lake with a wet bar and also a workshop for hobbies, boat toys or storage.  Upstairs find the guest hideaway with two spacious bedrooms joined by a jack and jill bath.  A new roof in 2013.

108 Pinnacle Pointe Dr. 44

Featuring just over 3700 square feet and 250+ feet of beautiful Lake Keowee shoreline.  Described as immaculate by many, this home is move in ready – Don’t miss this value!

108 Pinnacle Pointe Drive on Lake Keowee

Offered for $575,000

Fink, Melanie

 Melanie Fink





Your Window to the World from Lake Keowee to the Carolina Mountains

Lake Keowee, in the foothills of South Carolina, boasts the most amazing views over crystal clear blue water, and this home listed in the gated community of Keowee Harbours takes full advantage of this breathtaking view!  

Casual elegance defines the home on the interior with warm hardwood floors, detailed casework, high ceilings, and large window walls which enhance the Keowee views.  The spacious Great Room features a beautiful fireplace with gas logs and plenty of room for both living and dining – perfect for entertaining.  The Kitchen, Sunroom, and Breakfast room offer flexible use of space and open to the massive deck – all with the perfect view!   You will love the spacious Master Suite and covered porch which connects with the main deck.

view from water

water and deck view

The lower level of this home has its own Pub Room, mini Kitchen and Bar in addition to a large Family room with wood burning fireplace,  wood paneled Library, and guest suite.  There is ample room for guests with four bedrooms, three full and two half baths, plus bonus space and abundant storage.  This home offers the best in Lake Keowee living on three levels – all with the most beautiful, picture perfect setting.  It is always a “Kodak moment” when living in this home!

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big lake view






front door

The community of Keowee Harbours hosts a charming clubhouse, pool, tennis court, and private boat landing, and is an easy 20-minute drive to Clemson University and the charming town of Clemson, SC.  With all of the cultural and athletic amenities offered in a University town so close to your home,  you have the best of both worlds – tranquility of lake living plus all the energy of a college town that you can stand!







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Home offered at $749,000

23 Eastern Point

Lake Keowee

Salem, SC 


Sherrill, Michael

Michael C. Sherrill