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Lake Marion

South Carolina

Lake Marion, South Carolina

Located in South Carolina, the Lake Marion real estate market is the fifth largest in the state for both lake homes and lake lots.

The average home listing on this body of water is about $359,051. The Lake Marion market averages 220 lake homes for sale and 220 lake lot and parcels listings.

With 511 miles of shoreline, Lake Marion is South Carolina's largest lake, often referred to as the state's "Inland Sea".

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  • 511Mi. of Shoreline
  • 13Avg. Depth
  • 76Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
    National Park (Some)
  • Dam Name
    Santee Dam
  • Year Built
  • Managed By US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
(803) 478-2800
2498 Belser Rd
Summerton, -1 29148
(803) 854-2136
510 Ragtime Trail
Santee, SC 29142
(803) 492-7226
107 Cypress Shores Rd
Eutawville, SC 29048
Golf Courses
(803) 854-2554
9069 Old Highway 6
Santee, SC 29142
(803) 452-5336
2010 Elliott's Landing Rd
Rimini, SC 29125
(803) 492-7746
216 Lake Marion Ln
Vance, SC 29163
(803) 492-7711
108 Campground Rd
Eutawville, SC 29048
(803) 478-2262
1268 Gordon Rd
Summerton, SC 29148
(803) 854-2408
251 State Park Rd
Santee, SC 29142
  • Counties: Berkeley County, Calhoun County, Clarendon County, Orangeburg County, Sumter County
  • Fish: Blue Catfish, Striped Bass
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Annual Big Daddy Fishing Event
  • Known for: Largest lake in South Carolina
  • Landmarks: Santee National Wildlife Refuge
(803) 433-3000
10 E Hospital St
Manning, SC 29102
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
5500 International Blvd, Charleston, SC 29418
64 miles away
Santee Cooper Regional Airport
South Carolina 29102
About Lake Marion
South Carolina's "Inland Sea"

Covering nearly 110,000 acres across five counties in the heart of the oldest inland part of the state, Lake Marion is often referred to as "South Carolina's Inland Sea."

One of the nation's fifty largest lakes, Lake Marion was created in 1941 with the construction of the Santee Dam as part of the federal rural electrification program.

Lake Marion's 511 miles of shoreline run through Clarendon, Orangeburg, Berkeley, Calhoun, and Sumter counties.

Fed mainly by the Santee River, Lake Marion's smaller tributaries include several springs, including Eutaw Springs.

Lake Marion and its smaller sister reservoir, Lake Moultrie, are together known as the Santee Cooper Lakes. Lake Marion is connected to Lake Moultrie by a canal.

A Scenic Beauty and Centrally Located

With its swampy majesty and cypress tree-sprinkled scenery, Lake Marion's beauty is well known across the country and, along with its sister lake, Moultrie, is unlike any other lake in South Carolina.

Named for the Revolutionary War hero General Francis Marion, "the Swamp Fox," Lake Marion is easily accessed from all parts of the state, since it is near the intersection of Interstate 95 and Interstate 26, with additional access from State Highways 6 and 15.

General Marion's one-time home, Pond Bluff, was among those flooded when the lake was created.

The Charleston International Airport and the Columbia Metropolitan Airport are under 65 miles away for easy travel options. The RMC Primary Care and the Mcleod Health Clarendon are both around 30 miles away on opposite sides of the lake.

Known for Fine Fishing

Lake Marion is known for its big fish. The state record for largemouth bass of 16.2 pounds was set at Lake Marion, which also packs abundant striped bass, white perch, white bass, crappie, channel catfish, Arkansas blue catfish, shellcrackers, bream, and chain pickerel.

Fishing conditions run the gamut, from open water to shallow swamps and blackwater ponds.

There is excellent boating access through the state park as well as several other public boat ramps.

Abundant Wildlife and Great Outdoor Opportunities

In the Sandhills on the western shore of Lake Marion is 2,500-acre Santee State Park, with its plentiful boating, hiking, birding, canoeing, and kayaking and 158 campsites across two campgrounds.

All sites have access to hot showers, and many sites can accommodate recreational vehicles up to 40 feet long.

The park's 30 "rondette" cabins each have two bedrooms and a bath, and ten of them are situated on piers overlooking the lake.

The park also has three hiking trails and one biking trail.

Santee State Park is renowned for its healthy populations of deer, fox, squirrel, turtle, dove, turkey, alligator, as well as many species of duck, hawk, eagle, and osprey.

A Place to Call Home

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