Lake Carolina

South Carolina

$34.2MTotal Value
Lake Carolina, South Carolina

Lake Carolina real estate is a top ten market for lake homes and land in South Carolina.

There are typically around 50 lake homes for sale on Lake Carolina, and 20 lots and land listings available. Lake Carolina homes for sale have an average list price of $347,000.

Also called Rice Creek, this lake is one of the many smaller South Carolina lakes and has 6 miles of shoreline. The closest major airport, Columbia Metropolital Airport, is only 20 miles away.

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Bethel Campground
Elgin, SC 29045
(803) 309-1973
6140 E Peach Rd
Ridgeway, SC 29130
(803) 776-4396
Hopkins, SC 29061
  • Counties: Richland County
  • Fish: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass
  • Condos available (No)
  • Notable events: Polar Bear Plunge, Shagging on the Shore, Lake SCarolina Halloween Festival
  • Interesting facts: The community has its own "Main Street." Here, homeowners can visit local small businesses and shops.
  • Known for: Private communities and Luxury Homes
  • History: .
  • Landmarks: The Lake House
  • Permit is required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are not allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are not allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (Yes). -- The Lake Regulations Handbook, given to all homeowners, covers all aspects of use of the lake. The following is a brief summary of some of the restrictions: Water vehicles shall: * If using motors or engines that are fifteen (15) horsepower or greater, be operated by persons at least sixteen (16) years of age, unless the person is (A) accompanied by a person at least eighteen (18) years of age, or (b) provides evidence of having successfully completed a boating course approved by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources * Be operated at No Wake Speed from sunset to 10:00 a.m. * Have and use running lights as required by law * Use engines or motors whose exhaust is muffled under water. In addition: * No pontoon boats larger than 24 feet in length or any other type of boat larger than 20 feet 11 inches. * No jet skis, wave runners, Sea Doos, or jet boats of any kind. * No houseboats. * No sea planes, gliders or ultralight aircraft. * No boats may operate shoreward of markers designating restricted areas. * No boats may be tied to any general community dock for periods longer than 2.5 hours. * No boats may operate on Lake Carolina within 50 feet of any swimmer, swimming area, shore installation, platform, bathing beach, or cove at a speed greater than five miles per hour. * No boat may exceed 40 miles per hour. * No boat may be moored or anchored within 50 feet of any shore installation without the permission of the owner. * There may be additional restrictions for residents who are not members of the Lake Association. (See
  • Dock restrictions (No).
(803) 256-5300
2435 Forest Drive
Columbia, SC 29204
Columbia Metropolital Airport
3250 Airport Blvd West Columbia, SC 29170
20 miles away
Fairfield County Airport
1291 Runway Road Winnsbors, SC 29180
21 miles away
About Lake Carolina
Location and Access

Located in Columbia, South Carolina, Lake Carolina is a 1,850-acre private lake in a vibrant community.

Members of the local Lake Association can freely boat, fish, and ski on the lake, and members of the Lake Carolina Neighborhood Association have access to fishing and swimming at certain designated areas.

Fishing Opportunities

There are excellent fishing opportunities at the lake. Here, anglers will be able to catch a variety of fish species like largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, redeye bass, channel catfish, crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, and sunfish.

Around Lake Carolina

The Columbia Country Club is approximately 10 minutes away from Lake Carolina. Voted as “Club of the Year” in 2020, being a member here allows access to amenities such as the golf course, dining options, a pool, and events.

There are numerous perks and amenities for living in the Lake Carolinas Neighborhood. These include four swimming pools, two parks, miles of nature trails and bike paths, festivals and events, a YMCA, local shops and dining, and nine golf courses within minutes of the area.

Hospital and Airport

Providence Medical Hospital is located 15 minutes south of Lake Carolina, and the Columbia Metropolitan Airport is 40 minutes south of the lake area.

City of Columbia

As the “New Southern Hotspot,” the city of Columbia has something to offer everyone.

Indulge in the southern culinary creations and amazing dining scene by trying must-have restaurants like Motor Supply Co. Bistro, Cafe Strudel, and Terra. Make sure to order the shrimp and grits at the Blue Marlin!

Visit Devine Street, Congaree Vista, or Five Points, home to great entertainment and shopping scenes.

Take tours of the South Carolina State Museum, Columbia Museum of Art, or the Columbia’s Historic House Museum, where tourists can understand the city's rich history.

If you are adventurous and outdoorsy, then Columbia is the place to be. Enjoy a nice walk or bike ride on the Three Rivers Greenway or a day on the water kayaking or tubing at Saluda Shoals Park.

Excellent Choice for a Lake Home

Whether you are looking for a family home, a full-time retirement home, or a vacation home, Lake Carolina is a great choice for you!