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Aquatic activitieS

Make a splash in the waters of Lake Keowee.

A day exploring Lake Keowee is good for the body, mind and soul. Whether you want to be in the water all day or just get your toes wet, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Let’s take a closer look at what thrilling water sports you can take part in the next time you’re out on Lake Keowee.

Team-Led instruction

With a paddle

Stop by the Surf Shop or Paddle House to rent a kayak or paddle board and let our team take you on a private excursion around the lake. Our warm-weather programming is abundant for all skill levels and ages.

All Aboard

Hop in the water and let our watersports instructors get you up on a wakeboard. Allow us to help you plan your perfect day on our Malibu Wakesetter, Regal Sport boat, or Tritoon. From tow sports like wake surfing and waterskiing to a journey seeking the best swimming hole, or a chartered sunset cruise, our team will captain the adventure.

Private Instruction

Our Outdoor Pursuits team members are ready to take you on a private kayak tour, paddleboard around the lake, or hop in the water and get you up on a wakeboard. Rent one of our watercrafts and explore Lake Keowee with your family. Whatever your aquatic desire, we can help plan your perfect day on the lake!

Self-led activities

Slip In

The Marina at Keowee Vineyards offers boat rentals without a driver/instructor, jet skis, and boat slips to drop in the water on your own schedule.

Keep Calm & paddle on

Stop by the Surf Shop or Paddle House to rent a kayak or paddleboard and explore freely around the lake.



Summer is for swimming, and what better way to enjoy the water than with the Carolina mountains as the backdrop? There are many private swimming areas where you can take a dip and cool off from the heat. Trust us, every member of the family will enjoy making a splash on Lake Keowee –– maybe even your four-legged friend, too.

Paddle Boarding


Paddle boarding is a great way to enjoy the lake while getting your daily workout in. This sport consists of standing on a paddleboard, similar to that of a surfboard, while paddling to propel yourself through the water. It may take a little getting used to, but once you’ve found your balance, you won’t want to stop.



A great way to enjoy the water while staying active is to go kayaking. With more than 300 miles of shoreline along Lake Keowee, there’s plenty to explore. You can either go out on the lake solo, or grab a friend and share the experience in a tandem kayak.



Whether you’re going out on a pontoon boat for a serene sunset cruise or taking a tow boat out for more extreme water sports, Lake Keowee is the perfect place to enjoy any type of boating. The lake’s size makes boating a great way to easily move around the water, and a fun water sport the family can take advantage of year round.

Jet Skiing

Jet Skiing

If you’re searching for something to get your adrenaline pumping, you should consider jet skiing on Lake Keowee. Jet skiing is a great way to enjoy the water and take in the mountain views that surround the lake. Jet skis can go quite fast, often around 50 mph, so be sure to hold on tight!



One adrenaline-pumping activity to try is wakeboarding. This physically-demanding water sport requires balance, coordination and strength. Once you get the hang of it, you can put your skills to the test with impressive jumps and other tricks. If wakeboarding is too difficult, give tubing a try for a similar, less demanding experience.

“The watersports program at The Cliffs offers ways to enjoy the natural beauty of The Lake Region. Lake Keowee is unparalleled in the range of activities it has to offer. With sights of the Blue Ridge Mountains around every turn, the turquoise color of the water and the uniqueness of every cove, the hours spent out on the lake fly by. From wakesurfing to waterskiing to tubing, we offer activities for all ages and levels of athletic ability. Whether you’ve never touched a board in your life or you’re working on your 360s, our instructors are right there with tips and tricks to ensure you have an unforgettable experience. Join us for a wakesurfing adventure, a waterskiing lesson or a leisurely lake cruise. We can’t wait to get you out there!”

Brianna Hirsch

Director of Outdoor Pursuits

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