South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
DNR Managed Lands
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources manages public lands through two distinct programs. The Heritage Trust Program was created to conserve those natural features and cultural resources that are quickly disappearing as the state’s population increases in size. The Wildlife Management Area Program was initially developed to provide quality public hunting opportunities throughout the state. Today, its multiple use concepts provide opportunities for all wildlife enthusiasts.
Public Fishing Lakes
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources State Lakes Program is designed to provide fishing to the public in areas of the state where the opportunity is lacking or where there are few public fishing lakes. This program provides over 1,500 acres of public fishing lands to the angler of South Carolina.
Property lake management provides quality fishing for a variety of popular game fish species including largemouth bass, bluegill, and shellcracker. In addition, the department has stocked large numbers of channel catfish. This trophy fish combines good "fishing" qualities with excellent table fare.
These lakes provide the anglers with opportunities for bank fishing, and with boat launching facilities, fishing piers (some include handicap access), and picnic areas.
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources hopes that every visitor to our department's public fishing lakes has the opportunity to enjoy the fun and relaxation provided by fishing.
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