Since a past year's Lake Keowee Bucket List blog post had so many visits, I thought I'd make a new list for the summer of 2016 and share it with you. If you are looking for things to do this summer on or around the Lake Keowee area, I've shared some great ideas and included some website links for more ideas. There's fun for all ages at Lake Keowee!
1. Spend the day on and in Lake Keowee! Swim, boat, water ski, fish, dive - you have a lot of options. Launch your boat at one of the Lake Keowee public access areas. Rent a boat from Lake Keowee Marina. Pontoon, deck, Boston Whaler, or Supra Wake boats are available for full or half day use. Water toys such as kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and wate rbikes are also available for rent. Check out the Lake Keowee Marina website for pricing and bonus offers, or call 864-882-2047.
2. Watch the Independence Day fireworks at one of many locations. Check the websites for dates and times. - The Reserve on Lake Keowee or The Tiki Hut at the Lake Keowee Marina. You can also celebrate Hillbilly Day on July 4, 2016 in Mountain Rest and enjoy some good food, bluegrass music and some pig wrestling!
3. Bring your lawn chair and listen to music under the stars at Jazz on the Alley in downtown Seneca on Ram Cat Alley every Thursdayevening during the warmer season at 6:30 p.m. Their city's website provides the dates and the names of the performers.
4. Watch a free outdoor movie on the water at the World of Energy. Star Wars, The Force Awakens, will be playing on July 15, 2016 at 8:50 p.m. Also, there are activities for children at the World of Energy during the months of June and July. Check out Wednesdays at the World of Energy. Tour the World of Energy where there are interactive exhibits, video displays, and and interactive topographical map of Lakes Keowee and Jocassee and the surrounding area and clear explanations of how energy is produced.
5. Come by car or by boat to Lighthouse Lake Keowee & Events Center and eat a lovely meal overlooking the water. Or, visit their Cabana next door.
6. Bring your flashlight and walk inside the Stumphouse Tunnel, then walk across the picnic area and see the stunning Issaqueena Falls. There are at least nine more Oconee County waterfalls and several County and State Parks to play in.
7. If your family likes to fish, take them to the pay fishing lake in Westminster. Go Fish! is a family-friendly place with three stocked lakes. You don't need a license. Pack a lunch or eat at their snack bar. Or, take a charter fishing trip with Fishski on one of our other Great Lakes, Hartwell or Jocassee.
8. If it is a Tuesday or Wednesday in the summer, bring the children to a movie at Premier Cinema in Seneca at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. It's free! Check out the website for movie titles.
9. This is a list of Upstate Events & Festivals that can be found happening throughout Greenville, Pickens, Anderson and Oconee areas in the Upstate of South Carolina. Marathons, 5Ks, music, dinners, parades and more.
10. And since it's difficult to squeeze everything into a short list, here's a great video called Experience Oconee that will give you dozens more ideas of things to do. Also, Oconee Country is a great website with helpful information about Oconee County. Check out their events page. Or go to Things to do and Places to Visit on the SC Mountain Lakes page. Or visit South Carolina Information Highway's events page.