Friends of Lake Keowee (FOLKS) is a society of people, HOA's, businesses and corporations who care about the quality of water in one of the most beautiful lakes in the Southeast: Lake Keowee.

Located in the foothills of Upstate South Carolina, Lake Keowee has a surface area of 17,660 acres, is 29 miles long, with 388 miles of shoreline at full pond at an elevation of 800 feet. FOLKS was established in 1993 to raise awareness of the importance of Lake Keowee and its watershed to the economic and recreational well-being of Upstate SC.

FOLKS plays an important role in monitoring water quality, organizing lake/shoreline clean up, tracking environmental issues that threaten the lake, providing information to the public on current issues and much more.


Join your neighbors and local businesses in supporting FOLKS and get involved in helping maintain the single largest asset of this area. Find out how you can help keep Lake Keowee beautiful, clean and a treasure for now and the future.

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Articles published in The Sentinel written by Bill Walker