7 Little Known Swimming Spots In South Carolina That Will Make Your Summer Awesome

Nothing marks the start of summer like a dip in the water. Whether you’re getting your toes wet in the ocean, a river, a lake, or a swimming pool, it’s all good. We’ve lined up some little known swimming holes in South Carolina for this list. Pick your preference, get the crew together, and then make it happen.

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When temps soar, sometimes the best way to cool off is with a dip in the water. What are some of your favorite swimming holes in South Carolina?

For more outdoor summer fun in South Carolina, take this Hidden Beaches Road Trip.


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Swimming Holes In South Carolina

July 08, 2019

What is the cleanest lake in South Carolina?

Lake Jocassee, a man-made reservoir located in the Upstate of South Carolina, is widely lauded for its crystal clear, pristine waters. The lake and the Jocassee Gorge in South Carolina were named in National Geographic’s list featuring 50 of the World’s Last Great Places. After one visit to Lake Jocassee, you’ll fall in love with this mountain paradise.

Does South Carolina have any natural inland lakes?

All of the major lakes in South Carolina are man-made reservoirs, however, the state does have natural ponds.  The largest of the lakes is Lake Marion, with a surface of 171.2 square miles.

What is the only state with no natural lakes?

Maryland seems to be the only state in the US with no natural lakes, but it does have natural ponds.

What state has the least amount of lakes?

Second to Maryland, West Virginia has only one natural lake. Called Trout Pond, the lake’s modest surface area fluctuates between two and three acres. Trout Pond in West Virginia is located in Hardy County in the town of Wardensville.