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Recreation&Special Events
Bingo gameland
113 North Granard Street (Corner of Baker Boulevard and Highway 29)
Fishing anD BOating
Cherokee County has several options for fresh water fishing and boating on lakes and
rivers. For fishing regulations, visit the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
website at:
. For maps of Cherokee County
waterways contact the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery, 210W Frederick St.
Broad scenic river
The 15-mile portion of the Broad River from the 99 Islands dam to the confluence with the
Pacolet River is designated as a State Scenic River. The 99 Island Access is located southeast
of Gaffney in Cherokee County just below Duke Power Company's hydropower facility.
Access to this boat landing is off of County Road 43, on the east bank of the river. Pick Hill
access area includes a one lane boat ramp and paved parking. It is located on the west bank
of the river.
pacolet river
A portion of the Pacolet River flows along the border of Cherokee, Union and Spartanburg
Counties. The access site is southeast of Gaffney, under the SC Highway bridge. The site
includes a one lane boat ramp and limited parking.
lake cherokee
Lake Cherokee is a public 50-acre lake managed by the South Carolina Department of Natural
Resources. This lake is open to rod and reel or pole fishing 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
It offers a fishing pier and is handicapped accessible. Paddle or electric motor propelled boats
only. Fish varieties include largemouth bass, bluegill, shell cracker, and catfish.
lake thicketty
Managed by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Lake Thicketty is a 110-
acre public fishing lake. A boat ramp is available. Outboard motors must be 6 horse power
or less. Game fish species include crappie, catfish, and largemouth bass.
lake Whelchel
Boat Landing Drive
Managed by the Gaffney Board of PublicWorks, this 150-acre lake features a boat ramp,
picnic pavilion, and restroom facilities. Boating permits are available to Cherokee County
residents for an annual fee of $25.
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