It’s all about the water!
In 1999, when a group of families came together on the land that would become The Reserve at Lake Keowee, they were struck by not only the beautiful landscape but also, and likely more so, by the stunning lakescape. As virtually all residents, Members, and staff of The Reserve will agree, the pure and serene azure waters of Lake Keowee make all the difference and gives The Reserve much of its identity.
It is no coincidence that The Reserve’s community master plan centers all of our primary amenities in a village by the water. And it is only fitting that the founders and developers planned and built a full-service, 200-slip private marina – complete with a Commodore, staff, and a scenic half-mile boardwalk skimming the shoreline – so that the Members could enjoy Lake Keowee to its fullest. Indeed, the marina – where the lake meets the land – is the gateway into the heart of the community, not only in the literal sense but through the lens of The Reserve’s quintessential lake lifestyle.
A Gateway to Fun, for Everyone
What distinguishes the marina at The Reserve is that it is connected to a community of more than 650 vibrant, engaged families, their extended families, and circles of friends. It brings families together and is a tie that binds grandfathers to grandsons, mothers to daughters, teenagers to their parents, and neighbors to one another. Sibling rivalry becomes sibling revelry, and “time outs” turn into “time ins”. The noise of everyday life is a joyous one, of laughter, splashes, and long talks on the docks.
Doug Barker got the nickname “Captain Doug” in The Reserve community when he started a Sunset Moonlight Cruise three years ago. As many as 14 boats and 57 people have attended this monthly party, going out half an hour before sunset, tying their boats together in Lake Keowee, and celebrating the rise of the full moon.
“We also coordinate Float Nights with our neighbors, the Andrews, across “Captain’s Cove”. Eight or ten boats with as many as 35 people have come out, tied up to our dock or anchored nearby, and enjoyed an evening swim with music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres,” Barker says.
Unlike many places, The Reserve’s marina is available and accessible to every Member and property owner, allowing everyone to enjoy the lakeside experiences that so often become treasured memories and family traditions.
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