Santee Cooper, Summerton, Clarendon County, South Carolina
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Turn your attention to Lake Marion, in South Carolina, if you’re in search of lake homes for rent. Lake Marion is the largest lake in the state, spanning an incredible 172 miles, and it boasts some of the finest outdoor recreation opportunities around. The counties of Berkeley, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Sumter, and Clarendon border the lake, making it an integral part of local communities and culture.
Situated between Columbia and Charleston, Lake Marion is a true scenic oasis. Its surface covers 110,000 acres of space that incorporates farmlands, wetlands, and sloping valleys. Several inlets feed into the lake, which varies in topography from shallow coves and swamps to deep open waters. Such diversity in lake conditions fosters premium fishing. Records continue to be set, and broken, by spectacular catches, like the 58lb channel catfish, the 55lb striped bass, and the 2.2lb warmouth. In addition to these whoppers, you’re likely to catch bream, white perch, and crappie, along with white bass and blue catfish. Whether you hunt in the murky shallows or in the open waters, you’re sure to feel the tug of your fishing line in no time on Lake Marion!
Lake Marion’s 315 miles of pristine shoreline are accessible to lake properties for rent; numerous public boat ramps and marinas are strategically situated around the edge of the lake for your convenience. Given the sheer size of the lake, recreation enthusiasts don’t have to worry about bumping elbows with anyone on the water. Take to your personal or rented sailboat, pontoon, kayak, raft, or jet ski and feel free to pick up speed! Swimming is another great way to enjoy the lake.
When you’re not making waves on Lake Marion, check out the adjoining Santee State Park. The park is impressive in size, extending across 2,500 acres of land, and serves as an integral wildlife sanctuary and recreation haven. Take to a trail, perch on a pier, or set off from a marina, all the while keeping an eye open for area deer, fox, and even the occasional alligator. While you’re outside, head to the links of any local golf course. Three courses in particular are within minutes of lake-view properties and offer striking landscapes and drives. Lake Marion Golf Course features 47 sand bunkers, Santee Cooper Country Club’s closing hole looks directly over the lake, and the Santee National Golf Club indulges players with its champion-grade Bermuda greens. If you’d like to live on a Lake Marion golf course, visit GolfHomes.com
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Lake Marion has 110,000 acres. Santee River, wildlife refuge, and pristine low country black water cypress swamps nearby. Minutes to towns of Elloree or Santee or I-95. About 30 minutes to Orangeburg or Manning. About 1.5 hr from Charleston and 1.0 hr. from Columbia. 40 miles long - 5 miles wide.
Located in the heart of Santee-Cooper Country with convenient access from two interstate highways, this 2,496-acre park offers land and pier-based cabins, as well as two lakefront camping areas. A sportsman's paradise, this park is known for its catfish, largemouth and striped bass fishing, and is the site of numerous fishing tournaments. The Village Round meeting building is ideal for group functions.
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