Lake Keowee is a man made reservoir located in Pickens and Oconee Counties in northern South Carolina near Seneca and Clemson. It was built by Duke Energy in the early 1970’s to serve power generation needs and public recreational purposes. The lake is approximately 26 miles long with 300 miles of shoreline and covers 18,372 acres at normal pool. The lake was formed by impounding the waters of the Keowee and Little River basins, it flows into Seneca River basin of Lake Hartwell. The lake is known for its emerald green waters, mountain views, fishing and all water sports.