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Lake Wateree

Lake Wateree State Park

Lake Wateree (c. 1988; 19 sq. miles) is known for its mild climate, and unspoiled natural views. It is located about 30 miles northeast of Columbia, just east of I-77. It was created in 1920 when the Wateree River was dammed. Duke Power owns and manages the lake which is surrounded by 3 counties: Fairfield, Kershaw, and Lancaster. Lake Wateree spans over 216 miles of shoreline and includes a state park, bird refuge, and Shaw Air Force Base Recreation center.  WHOA is the Wateree Homeowners Association. The association keeps members updated on matters which will affect home owners on Lake Wateree. The Lake Wateree Sail Club is an avid group of sailing enthusiasts who use the great weather, and balmy breezes to host races and other club events. The State Park on Lake Wateree contains 238 acres of managed and protected forest land. It provides a refuge habitat for many species of wildlife with an abundance of deer, egrets, blue heron, mallards, and wood ducks Campground sites are also available.