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Lake Marion In South Carolina

Lake Marion, South Carolina

Boating, camping and fishing.

The largest boating lake in South Carolina, Lake Marion is the upper lake in the Santee Cooper Reservoir system. Excellent boating opportunities abound at this 110,000-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Santee. Sixteen boat launch ramps provide easy access for pleasure boats, pontoons, fishing boats and sailboats. Canoes and kayaks can be portaged from landings and fishing access areas. Marinas, stores, camping, lodging and other amenities are at the ready to enhance your family vacation or fishing trip to Lake Marion. Over 300 miles of shoreline entice fishing enthusiasts to wet a line most every where you look. Major fishing access areas for fishing from the bank include C. Alex Harvin Landing Pier, Rimini Landing Pier, Taw Caw Creek Park Pier and Taw Caw Creek Park Bank. Over a dozen fish attractors are located around the lake. Also some of the best fish cover in the lake, submerged stumps, standing cypress trees and aquatic vegetation, can also be a major hazard to boat navigation. Big bass, monster catfish and healthy shellcrackers are the main draw here. The lake also has very good fishing for crappie, perch, stripers, white bass, numerous sunfish species and chain pickerel.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Mac's Landing Campground - 843 351-4452

Rocks Pond Campground & Marina - 803 492-7711

Lake Marion Resort & Marina Campground - 803 854-2136

Poplar Creek Landing Campground - 803 897-2811

Stumphole Landing Campground - 803 826-6111

Elliott's Landing Campground - 803 452-5336

Santee - Santee Lakes KOA Campground - 803 478-2262

Taw Caw Campground & Marina - 803 478-2171

Camp Robinson Campground - 803 478-2342

Lighthouse Pointe Family RV Park - 803 478-2138

Lake Marion Map


Fish species found in Lake Marion include largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, white perch, yellow perch, striped bass and chain pickerel.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass White Perch Yellow Perch Striped bass Chain pickerel

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Local Contact Information

Taw Caw Campground & Marina
1328 Joyner Dr
Summerton, SC 29148
803 478-2171

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