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Marion Lake, SC

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Lake Size: 110,000 Acres
Shoreline Length (Miles): 315 Miles
Deepest Depth: 50 feet
Latitude: 33.46238
Longitude: -80.251522
Lake Level Above Sea Level: 43 ft (13 m)
Counties: Orangeburg Berkeley, Calhoun, Clarendon, Sumter
Cities: Eadytown

Information: Man-made in the 1930s electrification efforts of the New Deal, rurally located Lake Marion is the largest lake in South Carolina, and is centrally located within the state with a 315-mile (507 km) shoreline and covering nearly 110,000 acres (450 square kilometers or 173.7 square miles) of rolling farmlands, former marshes, and river valley landscape. It is one of the fifty largest lakes in the United States, whether natural or man-made reservoirs but only covers about a third the size the fifteenth largest in size.
  
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Lake Marion is known for its big fish and abundant wildlife. The state fishing record for Largemouth Bass (16.2 Ibs) is held in this lake. Other fish that abound are Striped bass, White Perch, White bass, Crappie, Channel catfish, Arkansas Blue Catfish, Shellcrackers,Bream and Chain (Jack). Other wildlife that call Lake Marion home include deer, fox, squirrel, turtle, dove, turkey, alligator and various species of duck, hawk, eagle, egret and osprey.
Lake Marion was created in the early 1940s as part of the Santee Cooper Hydroelectric and Navigation Project. The lake is fed by many tributaries including Wyboo Creek and the Santee River, and also by numerous springs including Eutaw Springs. The lake is named for the Revolutionary War General Francis Marion, whose home, Pond Bluff, was one of those flooded when the lake was created.
 



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