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Mill Creek

Marina, Campground, Motel, General Store and Lakeside Restaurant

Lake History

The Santee Cooper lake system consists of two lakes, Marion (110,600 acres) and Moultrie (60,400 acres). They are joined by the 6.5 mile diversion canal. These world-class fishing lakes were created from 1939 to 1942 for a hydroelectric project by the South Carolina Public Service Authority, commonly known as "Santee Cooper" because of the two river systems the project connected.
 
The lakes vary from shallow swamps and blackwater ponds to vast open water with a multitude of underwater structures. Lake Marion was not completely cleared, and as a result, fishermen will find there are thousands of stumps, standing dead tree trunks, and live cypress trees. Lake Moultrie is more open and is 14 miles across at its widest point.

These lakes do not ice over during the winter. Weather permitting, fishing is year around.

Types of Fish and Records

These lakes held the world records for Striped Bass (55 lbs.) until 1993, and Arkansas Blue Catfish (109.4 lbs.) until 1996. Other types of fish commonly caught on this lake system are Bluegill, Crappie, Catfish and Bass (Largemouth and Striped).

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