Lake Keowee is a scenic mountain lake nestled between North Carolina and South Carolina along the border of Oconee County. The lake was formed in the 1970s when Duke Power constructed a hydroelectric dam on the Seneca River for water supply and hydroelectric power needs. Lake Keowee is a popular vacation rentals travel destination, known for its natural beauty, water activities, and quaint shoreline. You will find a variety of vacation homes around the lake, whether you are seeking a luxury lakefront house, cozy cottage, or spacious family flat. Common amenities include boat slips, private docks, swimming pools, hot tubs, outdoor fireplaces, and panoramic views of the lake and surrounding forests close to the vacation rentals.
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Popular Rental Amenities near Lake Keowee
One-third of the vacation rentals provide a pool, which makes Lake Keowee a great vacation destination for vacationers looking to spend vacation poolside. Also, more House rental have pools than any other accommodation type. They are an excellent choice if you go in a group of 5, as that is the number of people they can usually accommodate. Among these properties, 43 of them are located within 2 miles of water.
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Fun Family Activities in Lake Keowee
One popular activity is boating out on the crystal clear waters of Lake Keowee. You can relax on a pontoon boat while soaking up the scenery or try more active water sports like wakeboarding, tubing, skiing, and fishing. Rent a boat from one of the local marinas if you don't have your own. Enjoy Hiking and Biking. Keowee-Toxaway State Park offers miles of trails ideal for hiking and mountain biking. Make a day of it by packing a picnic lunch. Be on the lookout for local wildlife along the trails.
Dive into Hartwell Dam Observation. Take a break from activities on the water and land to marvel at an engineering feat. Stop by the Hartwell Dam spillway viewing area for panoramic views. The observation deck lets you look out over the vast lake and surrounding mountains. It's also one of the best spots for birdwatching and spotting bald eagles in the area close to vacation homes.
Enjoy Stargazing with Your Loved Ones. End your fun-filled days by packing up a blanket and snacks and heading to a more secluded spot away from lights. Gaze up at the starry sky with no light pollution to dim the celestial show above. This is the perfect family-friendly activity for unwinding under the stars.
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Take a Long Walk at Jocassee Gorges
Jocassee Gorges is a scenic area located along the shores of Lake Keowee. It features over 11,000 acres of rugged wilderness with hiking trails that wind through the mountains and alongside rushing streams. Some of the best views can be seen from the gorge overlooks that peer hundreds of feet down into the rocky ravines below. The most popular hike is the 3-mile round trip trek to Queen's Gap, which rewards hikers with a stunning vista that stretches for miles across the blanket of green forest. For a more leisurely experience outside your vacation rentals, you can also enjoy a scenic drive along the Jocassee Gorges Road and stop at various pull-offs along the way to take in the breathtaking natural beauty.
Learn About Trout at the Walhalla Fish Hatchery
Learn about South Carolina's fish conservation efforts at the Walhalla Fish Hatchery. The hatchery raises rainbow, brook, and brown trout which are then released into lakes and rivers throughout the state to sustain recreational fish populations. Guided hatchery tours are given upon request to explain the fish production process. You'll see thousands of trout at various life stages swimming in the hatchery tanks and raceways. There are also picnic areas and short hiking trails around the facility to enjoy after your educational visit. It's a fun way for nature lovers of all ages to get a behind-the-scenes look at fish hatching and management close to your vacation rentals.
Hike Along the Glassy Mountain Trail
For outdoor enthusiasts wanting a bit more of a challenge, the uphill trek to the summit of Glassy Mountain provides spectacular 360-degree views of Lake Keowee and the surrounding area as a reward. The 4-mile out-and-back trail climbs over 1,000 feet in elevation gain as it makes its way up the granite cliff face. Along the way, you'll pass cascading waterfalls, strangely shaped rock formations, and an aerial boardwalk. Close to many vacation rentals, a scenic overlook lets you take in the panoramic vistas that stretch for dozens of miles. It's a moderately difficult hike, but well worth it for those wanting to see the lake region from high above the trees. Just be sure to bring plenty of water.
Information about vacation rentals near Lake Keowee
|🏡 Vacation rentals available||462 homes|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 55%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$103|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pets allowed, Pool and Internet|
|🐾 Pet friendly homes||76 homes|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||167 homes|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical price per night for a vacation rental near Lake Keowee?
The nightly price of accommodations near Lake Keowee starts at $103. If you would like to stay in a house rental, the average price is $758 per night. A apartment rental Lake Keowee will cost on average $311 per night.
How many vacation homes are available for booking near Lake Keowee?
There are currently 462 rentals from 6 different providers near Lake Keowee.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes near Lake Keowee?
If you're looking to book a vacation rental near Lake Keowee, others search for homes with these amenities: Pool, Pets allowed and Internet.
How many vacation homes with pools are there near Lake Keowee?
Browse 167 vacation rentals available near Lake Keowee for renting.
Are dogs allowed in vacation rentals near Lake Keowee?
If you are traveling with a pet near Lake Keowee - 16% of rentals allow pets.
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