Since 1971, Lake Keowee's 18,500 acres of water and 300 miles of shoreline have been a valuable source of energy and recreation in northwestern South Carolina. Keowee was the first lake developed as part of Duke Energy's Keowee-Toxaway Complex. The complex includes the Oconee Nuclear Station and the Keowee, Jocassee and Bad Creek hydroelectric stations.
Full pond elevation at Lake Keowee is 800 feet. The lake provides a dependable water supply for Greenville and Seneca, South Carolina.
Duke Energy has partnered with South Carolina for the establishment of the 1,000 acre Keowee-Toxaway State Park. Campers can also enjoy the county-managed 155-acre Mile Creek Park, the 40-acre South Cove Park, and 44-acre High Falls Park (all leased from Duke Energy). Another 373 acres along Eastotoe Creek have been turned over to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for management as a natural area.
Duke Energy provides six additional boat access areas on the lake in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
Public Access Areas
- Fall Creek Access Area
- Crow Creek Access Area
- Keowee Town Access Area
- Mile Creek Access Area 1-864-868-2196 (Leased to Pickens County)
- Stamp Creek Access Area
- High Falls Access Area 1-864-882-8234 (Leased to Oconee County)
- Warpath Access Area
- Cane Creek Access Area
- South Cove Access Area 1-864-882-5250 (Leased to Oconee County)
|Fall Creek Access Area|
|Crow Creek Access Area|
|Keowee Town Access Area|
|Mile Creek Access Area (Leased to Pickens County)|
|Stamp Creek Access Area|
|High Falls Access Area (Leased to Oconee County)|
|Warpath Access Area|
|Cane Creek Access Area|
|South Cove Access Area (Leased to Oconee County)|