Around the Area
Close to all your favorite southern cities.
Waterford Pointe on Lake Keowee is just 2 hours from both Atlanta and Charlotte, and within easy reach of two lively cities—Greenville, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina. Big-time sports and lifelong learning at Clemson University are less than 15 minutes away from Waterford Pointe. When you’re in the mood for seaside fun, historic Charleston and the Atlantic beaches are all within a morning’s drive.
Lake Keowee
A pristine lake outside the city of Seneca, SC in the “Golden Corner” of the upstate, Lake Keowee has the Blue Ridge Mountains as its backdrop.  The lake offers waterfalls and crystal-clear water and is located near over 400,000 acres of undisturbed forests.  Leisure activities include swimming, fishing, boating, camping, kayaking, and paddle boarding. It is known as one of the cleanest, safest lakes in South  Carolina.
Quick Facts: 
  • 28.91 square miles (18,372 acres)
  • Surface elevation: 800 feet
  • Maximum Depth: 297 feet
  • Man-made Reservoir created by the state and Duke Power
Lake Jocassee
An unspoiled lake north of Lake Keowee, Lake Jocassee is tucked into the glorious Blue Ridge Mountains.  The lake is known for its clean and cold Appalachian mountain rivers that feed the lake.  The lake is located within the Devil’s Fork State Park, is sparsely developed, and is separated from Lake Keowee by the Jocasssee Dam.  Mount Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery was the setting for a scene in the film Deliverance (1972) produced before the lake was flooded. 
Quick Facts:
  • 7,500 acres
  • Surface Elevation:  1,100 feet
  • Maximum Depth:  350 feet
  • Man-made Reservoir created by the state and Duke Power
The charming city of Seneca reflects the hospitality and beauty of the upstate.  Founded in 1873, it is home to residential and commercial properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  This Historic district includes the Blue Ridge Arts council and Ram Cat Alley, a pedestrian-friendly block of one-of-a kind shops, restaurants, and festivals.
Quick Facts:
  • Population of Oconee County: 75,700
  • 7.1 square miles
  • Largest city in Oconee County                             
Twenty minutes away, nationally ranked Clemson campus sits on 1,400 acres along the shores of Lake Hartwell.  The Clemson Tigers are passionate about academics, athletics, and the color orange.  The university offers a wide range of programs for the arts, entertainment, and life-long learning. 
Quick Facts
  • ACC Sports – 2016 National Football Champions
  • South Carolina Botanical Garden
  • OLLI – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Brooks Center for the Performing Arts
When you call Lake Keowee home; culture and entertainment are close at hand. Just 60 minutes away is the revitalized town of Greenville, South Carolina.  Combining traditional southern charm, natural beauty, and a contemporary feel, Greenville is one of America’s emerging destinations.  From a revitalized downtown ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes magazine to the one of a kind Liberty pedestrian suspension bridge in Falls Park crossing the Reedy River.  The vibrant downtown has shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, and theaters...culture comes alive in this most welcoming of Southern cities.
Quick Facts
  • Third largest urban area in South Carolina
  • Peace Center, a performing arts center
  • Home of the Greenville Drive baseball team, Class A affiliate of Boston Red Sox
  • Greenville Zoo
  • Furman University
  • Greenville-Spartanburg Airport 
Asheville, NC
Just a short hour and a half scenic drive from Lake Keowee, Asheville is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Enjoy gallery hopping, antique shopping, trekking along the Appalachian Trail, or dining at one of the many restaurants or microbreweries. The Ashville area has something for everyone.
Quick Facts
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Biltmore House & Gardens
  • Pisgah National Forest