Duke Energy improving amenities at public access areas on Lake Keowee

UPSTATE — Duke Energy is beginning improvement work at the Stamp Creek Access Area, Keowee Town Access Area and South Cove County Park on Lake Keowee.

Improvements to the sites include adding courtesy docks to existing boat ramps, installing handicap accessible vault toilets and handicap accessible picnic sites. All three access areas will also see lighting upgrades.

“This is a continuation of the work we began last year making public access improvements on Lake Keowee. These new amenities are going to make a visit to Lake Keowee easier and more pleasurable for the public,” said Scott Jolley, project manager for Duke Energy.
The Stamp Creek Access Area will also gain additional vehicle parking with handicap accessible spaces and a new, paved entrance road to the new parking area. Remote picnic sites and a handicap accessible fish-friendly fishing pier will also be built.

All three public access areas will temporarily close beginning the week of October 1, 2012, so courtesy docks can be installed at the existing boat ramps. The closing of the access areas will be for the safety and protection of the public and the construction crews.

The access areas will remain closed until January 2013 when construction is scheduled to be complete. At South Cove County Park, one set of boat ramps will remain open while the other set is temporarily closed.

During the temporary closings, guests may access Lake Keowee via the Cane Creek Access Area on Cane Creek Road off Highway 188, the High Falls County Park on High Falls Road off Hwy. 183, the Fall Creek Access Area on Shallow Ford Road or South Cove County Park where the second set of boat ramps will remain open.

The Stamp Creek Access Area is located off Stamp Creek Landing Road, Keowee Town Access Area is located off of Keowee Town Landing Road and South Cove County Park is located off of South Cove Road.

Guests with additional questions can call 800-443-5193 or check the Lake Access website for updated ramp access and closure information.