• 54Mi. of Shoreline
  • 89Deepest Depth
  • Fish: Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Events in Winnsboro
  • Interesting facts: Main lake separated by impoundment from recreation lake. Largest recorded Catfish caught was 60 pounds. One of the few places in the state to fish for small mouth bass.
  • Other notes: Located in Fairfield County off of HWY 215 in Jenkinsville, SC, adjacent to the Broad River about 35 minutes from Columbia. Completed in 1978 as pumped storage facility run by SCE&G (South Carolina Electric and Gas) and provides cooling water for a single unit nuclear reactor
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are not allowed.
  • Houseboats are not allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (Yes).
  • Dock restrictions (Yes). -- Yes, must obtain permit to construct or improve
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
80 miles away
About Lake Monticello
A Simple Drive

Lake Monticello, or Monticello Reservoir, is located in Jenkinsville, South Carolina, under 40 miles from Columbia.

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport is under 60 miles away, and the Lexington Medical Center is under 30 miles away for easy travel and medical care.

Impressively Large

Spanning an impressive 7,000 acres, Lake Monticello has more than enough room for plenty of new residents without any of them feeling cramped.

Fun on the Lake

Lake Monticello offers plenty of activities for its residents to enjoy. Lake Monticello is unique in that it has a special 300-acre impoundment specially designed for swimming, boating, and fishing. Anglers will enjoy catching the species of bass and catfish that can be found in the impoundment.

Excitement on Land

For those wanting fun off the water, there is plenty to do on Lake Monticello's shores.

One nearby popular attraction is Lake Monticello Park. Here, visitors can have a picnic, go for a swim, or play baseball or basketball.

Residents can also take a quick trip to nearby Columbia to tour local attractions such as the Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens, where visitors can visit the luscious gardens and see wild animals like giraffes and elephants.

An Exciting Opportunity

Lake Monticello makes its residents feel welcome and at home with its serene waters and great location.