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Saluda Lake
Saluda Lake is located in South Carolina
Saluda Lake
Saluda Lake
Location in South Carolina
Location Greenville / Pickens counties, South Carolina, United States
Coordinates 34°52′05″N 82°29′19″W / 34.8680°N 82.4886°W / 34.8680; -82.4886
Type reservoir
Basin countries United States
Surface area 331 acres (1.34 km2)
Average depth 7.9 ft (2.4 m)
Max. depth 40 ft (12 m)

Saluda Lake is a 331-acre (1.34 km2) reservoir formed by a spillway from the uppermost dam on the Saluda River in South Carolina, United States. The lake was constructed in 1905 for the purpose of creating hydroelectric power. Duke Power Company formerly owned the lake then sold it to North Brook Energy, LLC.


The original public ramp hosts a weekly bass tournament. The lake is also stocked. A neon green rattle trap has been successful as well as the traditional worm. Reeling fast tends to be more fruitful as the lake has a high average temperature of around 80 degrees in the summer. A depth of around eight feet seems to be where the majority of the bass are caught. There are also huge catfish in there.

On a shallow boat, a ride up the river is beautiful and peaceful. There are steep faces surrounding the main body of the lake. The depth is forty feet at the dam.

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