On the south side of Lake Marion in Orangeburg County, Santee, South Carolina is a primary stopover point for travelers between New York and Florida and is only an hour's drive to Columbia, Charleston and its beaches, and within two hours of Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head.
On the north side of Lake Marion in Clarendon County, Manning, South
Carolina's land surface covers 599 square miles. There are approximately
383,000 land acres in the county. Most of the topography is nearly level
to gently sloping and is predominately sand and loamy soils. About one-third
of the county land base is used for cultivated agricultural crops, and about
59 percent is woodland. Clarendon offers many beautiful, rural homes attached
varying amounts of property.
The area offers over 50 private camps with boat launching facilities and related services, including boat and motor rentals, bait, small stores, guides, restaurants, and lodging are available.
STRIPED BASS - The Santee dam across the Santee River impounded
Lake Marion in 1942. It was found that the stripers that came up the Cooper
River from the ocean to spawn, entered Lake Moultrie through the Pinopolis Lock
and became trapped or landlocked and could not return to the sea. By a
happy quirk of nature, the Santee Cooper lakes and rivers leading to them were
an ideal freshwater habitat for what was a saltwater fish. Since that time
stripers have been spawning year round in the lake system. In April 2006
Clarendon County celebrates it's 27th Annual Striped Bass Festival. It
is the biggest celebration of spring, a tribute to the beauty of the area and a
special salute to the Striped Bass, which put the Santee Cooper Lakes on the
fishing map of the world. For more info on this Festival, go to http://www.StripedBassFestival.com.
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