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Lake Keowee Lots For Sale in South Carolina

Lake Keowee is a man-made, 18,500 acre lake in the northwest portion of the state of South Carolina, providing many beautiful lots for sale. Located mainly in Oconee County, the lake was impounded by the Little River and Keowee River Dams, with work beginning on the project in 1971. The two dams generate power for Duke Power today, and the water provided by the impounding provides cooling water for the Oconee Nuclear Station near Seneca. Duke Power is the principal managing authority for the lake.

Lake Keowee is home to over one hundred communities based around its shoreline. These developments contain a wide variety of first and second homes, with some homes priced over a million dollars. The lake is also a much-enjoyed spot for water sports of all types, including fishing, boating, water skiing and other recreation. There are three campgrounds as well as a number of public parks around the lake.

Lake Keowee residents have been working since the 1990’s to make sure that Lake Keowee does not become polluted or overdeveloped. An advocacy group called Friends of Lake Keowee Society, or FOLKS, was founded to help protect the lake both aesthetically and environmentally. Since so much of Lake Keowee is used for recreation, there is also an “Island Keeper” program to help contain litter on and around the lake. Duke Power is the primary managing authority for the lake, although the Federal Nuclear Power Commission and the Army Corps of Engineers have also been involved in concerns about the lake’s future. Oconee County Authorities have also voiced objections to proposed development, particularly a plan for the development of a twelve-story condominium complex.

Lake Keowee not only provides beautiful home sites and communities and recreational opportunities, the waters also provide the drinking water for Greenville and Seneca, SC, among other municipalities.