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Lake Keowee is a man-made reservoir, but everything there feels as natural as it can be; the lake covers almost 30 square miles and boasts 350 miles of shoreline, much of it undeveloped. Add the fact that the lake is at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and you’ve got some of the most scenic views in the region. Camp in the South Cove County Park, where you can launch your boat, play tennis and hang out under pavilions. Go fishing or see why paddle sports are so fun; and visit the beer station at the end of the day for an incredibly diverse brew selection.