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Santee River

 
Length: 143 miles (230 kilometers)

The Santee River in central South Carolina is formed by the confluence of the Congaree and Wateree rivers and flows southeast to the Atlantic Ocean. The Santee-Wateree-Catawba system approximately 440 miles long is the chief waterway of South Carolina. A navigable canal (built 1792–1800) connects the Santee with the Cooper River. The Santee has been extensively developed for power and navigation. The Santee Dam (approximately 48 feet high and 8 miles long impounds Lake Marion. The Pinopolis Dam impounds Lake Moultrie.



SANTEE RIVER LAKES
Known for its big fish and abundant wildlife, Lake Marion is the largest lake in South Carolina with 615 miles of shoreline and covering 110,000 acres. Lake Marion has excellent fish habitat for nearly all fish species that inhabit the lake, especially crappie, bream, and catfish. Public access includes public boat ramps, Santee State Park and the ...
    Full Pool: 76.8 MSL     Area: 110,600 Acres      Printed Lake Marion Map

Lake Moultrie is the 3rd largest lake in South Carolina at 60,400 acres. The lake is 14-miles across at its widest point with the open water varying in depth from 10-feet to 30-feet deep. Lake Moultrie is suitable for pleasure boaters and fisherman alike. Significant aquatic vegetation growth provides habitat for largemouth bass, pickerel, bream, a...
    Full Pool: 75.5 MSL     Area: 60,400 Acres      Printed Lake Moultrie Map