South Carolina Picture Project

Lake Paul Wallace – Bennettsville, South Carolina

South Carolina  |  SC Picture Project  |  Marlboro County Photos  |  Lake Paul Wallace

Lake Paul Wallace

Tucked away in the pines of Bennettsville lies Lake Paul Wallace, a 300-acre man-made lake used by locals for boating, swimming, fishing, and bird-watching. The Lake Wallace Wildlife Management Area consists of 52 acres and serves as a public dove field. These hunting grounds are managed by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, which also owns nearly 750 additional acres on and surrounding the lake.

Lake Paul Wallace

Don Wayne Chavis, II of Bennettsville, 2012 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Lake Paul Wallace is divided into three sections designated for different uses. The eastern side of the lake is reserved for swimming and boating and includes a mile-long water-skiing channel. Across the lake is an area stocked with fish that welcomes boats with motors of 10 horsepower or less. Finally, the reservoir not only provides Bennettsville with its drinking water, but it also is a waterfowl refuge. Anything from geese, herons, ducks, and eagles can be viewed here.

Several trails encompass the area, including two-mile-long Crooked Creek Trail and a three-mile trail that circles the lake. Lake Paul Wallace is host to the annual Summer Beach Blast which draws around 2,000 people to its white sandy beach each year.

Reflections on Lake Paul Wallace

Artist Don Wayne Chavis II, who created the above oil painting of Lake Paul Wallace titled Wallace at Night, shares the following: “Lake Paul Wallace, a 300-acre man-made lake maintained by the SC Department of Natural Resources, has three sides and is a very special place to my entire family. I am one of three visual artists in my family. My three sisters and I grew up in Bennettsville and frequently would walk, fish, boat, swim and picnic at this lake, which has provided much artistic inspiration and recreation during all seasons.

“Lake Paul Wallace is unique in that it has many attributes: it is beautiful, a haven for American Eagle nesting sites, and provides multiple environments for wildlife, just to name a few. This is just one of the many paintings I’ve done of Lake Paul Wallace – and one of two at evening, so it only seems natural for me to want to create works that surround me and represent my favorite places in Marlboro County.”

Add your own reflections here.

Lake Paul Wallace Info

Address: Beauty Spot Road, Bennettsville, SC 29512
GPS Coordinates: 34.641,-79.676

Lake Paul Wallace Map

Lake Paul Wallace – Add Info and More Photos

The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Lake Paul Wallace, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!

Please Share Your Thoughts!

The South Carolina Picture Project is a volunteer project which earns no profit. We work hard to ensure its accuracy, but if you see a mistake, please know that it is not intentional and that we are more than happy to update our information if it is incorrect. That said, our goal is to create something positive for our state, so please make your comments constructive if you would like them to be published. Thank you!

One Comment about Lake Paul Wallace

joseph lesleyNo Gravatar says:
December 8th, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Why are they draining the lake?

Lake Paul Wallace - Related Entries

Zion Methodist Church
Zion Methodist Church

First Presbyterian Church of Bennettsville


Jennings-Brown House
Jennings-Brown House

Lake Paul Wallace
Lake Paul Wallace

Marlboro County Courthouse


Join Us on Facebook
Our 5 Goals
Our Contributors
Add Info
Add Pictures
Search for Pictures
Missing Landmarks


Abbeville ACE Basin Aiken Allendale Anderson Awendaw Bamberg Barns & Farms Barnwell Batesburg-Leesville Beaches Beaufort Beech Island Belton Bennettsville Bishopville Blackville Bluffton Bridges Bygone Landmarks Camden Carnegie Libraries Cemeteries Charleston Charleston Navy Base Cheraw Chester Churches Clemson Clinton Clio Colleges Columbia Conway Courthouses Darlington Denmark Dillon Donalds Easley Edgefield Edisto Elloree Fairfax Florence Folly Beach Forests and Nature Preserves Gaffney Garden City Beach Georgetown Glenn Springs Graniteville Greeleyville Greenville Greenwood Greer Hamburg Hampton Hartsville Hemingway Hilton Head Historical Photos Historic Houses Honea Path Hopkins Hunting Island Isle of Palms Jails James Island Johns Island Johnsonville Johnston Kiawah Island Kingstree Lake City Lake Marion Lakes Lancaster Landrum Latta Laurens Lexington Libraries Lighthouses Little River Manning Marion McClellanville McCormick Military Mills Moncks Corner Mountains Mount Carmel Mount Pleasant Mullins Murrells Inlet Myrtle Beach National Register Newberry Ninety Six North Augusta North Charleston North Myrtle Beach Orangeburg Pacolet Parks Pawleys Island Pendleton Pickens Piers Pinopolis Plantations Port Royal Post Offices Ravenel Restaurants Ridgeway Rivers Roadside Oddities Robert Mills Rock Hill Rockville Rosenwald Schools Salters Saluda Savannah River Site SC Artists SC Heroes of the Alamo Schools Seneca Shrimp Boats Society Hill Spartanburg Sports Springs St. George St. Helena Island St. Matthews Stores Sullivan's Island Summerton Summerville Sumter Synagogues Town Clocks Trains & Depots Trees Trenton Turbeville Ulmer Union Wadmalaw Island Walhalla Walterboro Waterfalls Water Towers West Columbia Westminster Winnsboro Yemassee York

© 2017, LLC All rights reserved.