March 16th, 2009 10:16 PM by Jason Compton
miles of shoreline, is the largest lake in the Midlands
one of the largest in the state. It is operated by South
Carolina Electric and Gas Company and is known
for striped bass fishing, summer water sports, and wonderful homes.
Public access is available through public parks near
the dam, public boat ramps and marinas, and Dreher
Island State Park. Another great attraction of the
lake is the
designated Purple Martin sanctuary. On summer
evenings, boats gather at dusk to watch the spectacle
of thousands of Purple Martins coming to roost.