Lake Keowee – Oconee County, South Carolina
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Lovely Lake Keowee is located mainly in Oconee County, but also extends into neighboring Pickens County. The lake was built by Duke Power Company to generate hydroelectric power, and covers Keowee Town which was the site of the capital of the Lower Cherokee Nation. This town was visited by the Spanish explorer Henando DeSoto in 1540. The name Keowee means ‘Place of the Mulberries’.
Lake Keowee offers 18,500 acres of water and a 300-mile shoreline that many people enjoy by boating, fishing, water-skiing, swimming, camping, and more!
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