Visiting This One Mountain Lake In South Carolina Is Like Experiencing A Dream
When most people think of heading to Table Rock State Park, the first thing that comes to mind is likely the enormous landmark that has forever loomed over the landscape along the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Byway. However, the two lakes at the state park are equally stunning. We especially like Pinnacle Lake, located on the same side of Highway 11 as is Table Rock.
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Pinnacle Lake is located at Table Rock State Park. It’s open year-round. Kayak and canoe rentals are available year-round; pedal boat rentals are available from March 1 through the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The swimming area is open seasonally from 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is swim at your own risk. During specified times, lifeguards are on duty and you can see a the full schedule for lifeguard hours at this link. (Park admission includes swimming!) Daily park admission is $5 for those age 15 and over, $3 for ages 3 – 15, free for ages 5 and under. SC senior (65+) admission fee is $3.25. Learn more on the official website of South Carolina Parks. Learn more about the loop trail around the lake at this link!
Address: 158 Ellison Lane, Pickens, SC, 29671
For a stunning aerial view of Table Rock State Park keep reading here!
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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