Lake Moultrie real estate is considered a top twenty market for lake homes and lake lots in South Carolina.
There are typically 30 lake homes for sale on Lake Moultrie at any given time. The lake will usually have 40 or so lake lots and land for sale.
Lake Moultrie homes for sale have an average list price of $254,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices.
Along with its big sister, Lake Marion, Lake Moultrie makes up the Santee Cooper Lakes.
The project that created them impounded a portion of the Santee River to form Lake Marion and a portion of the Cooper River to form Lake Moultrie. The result provided hydroelectric power for the area and also created a water route from Columbia to Charleston.
Although often overshadowed by Lake Marion, Lake Moultrie is impressive in its own right, covering more than 60,000 acres.
It is the third-largest lake in South Carolina, with about 135 miles of shoreline in Berkeley County. The lake was named for Revolutionary War General William Moultrie.
Only 31 miles north of Charleston are the vast open waters and swampy inlets of Lake Moultrie, world-class fishing, and unspoiled waterways and woodlands only minutes from the state's largest city.
A unique aspect of Lake Moultrie is its accessibility to both its companion lake and the Cooper River, giving boaters a water route from the lake to Charleston.
The Charleston International Airport is under 50 miles away, and the Moncks Corner Medical Center is around 20 miles away for easy travel and medical care.
Lake Moultrie is known for its catfish, as well as for its championship-size striped bass. Both world-record channel catfish and Arkansas blue catfish were from the lake, along with state-record largemouth bass, black crappie, shell cracker bream, warmouth, flathead, and white perch.
Much like Lake Marion, Lake Moultrie offers anglers a variety of fishing habitats, from shallow swamps and cypress-shaded ponds to open water, 14 miles wide at one point.
While Lake Moultrie's open water stretches are rarely deeper than 50 feet, the lake is not as shallow overall, with a mean depth of 20 feet.
Hikers are known to encounter deer, wild turkeys, hawks, doves, and the occasional alligator.
The east bank of Lake Moultrie borders the Francis Marion National Forest. The 250,000 acres include trails for hiking, mountain biking, motorcycling, and horseback riding, as well as almost 300 species of birds.
Lake Moultrie is a favorite for boating, swimming, water skiing, canoeing, and kayaking. The also the lake connects with the 175 miles of paddling trails of the Berkeley County Blueways.
Hiking enthusiasts can enjoy the Lake Moultrie Passage, a 33-mile section of the state's Palmetto Trail, which hugs the lakeshore.
The lake offers lakeside cabins along with full-service hookups for recreational vehicles.
Lake management has pledged to limit shoreline development to 30 percent, creating some of the state's most beautiful wildlife habitats alongside some of the most stunning lake property available.
Whether you are looking for a family home, a full-time retirement home, or a vacation home, Lake Moultrie is a great choice for a lake home property!