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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

National Weather Service

Date: 11/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (November

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Water Resources Outlook (October 2017)

National Weather Service

Date: 10/24/2017

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Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 9/26/2017

Water Resources Outlook (September

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Water Resources Outlook (August 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 8/17/2017

Water Resources Outlook (August

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• River: Middle Tyger River
• Surface Area: 500 Acres
• Volume: 3,069 Acre Feet
Lyman Lake provides 350 acres of recreational opportunity on the Middle Tyger River in Spartanburg County, SC. Boating and fishing are permitted, although an annual permit* is required from the SJWD** Water District. Boat ramps and docks are provided and maintained by the SJWD. Lake access hours are posted at each of these sites.

*For detailed information on obtaining an annual boating permit, please visit the SJWD website.

**Startex-Jackson-Wellford-Duncan Water District

Lyman Lake is a vital source of clean drinking water for residents of the SJWD Water District. Therefore, policies are in place to preserve the integrity of this natural resource. Below is a partial list of the for enjoying recreational activities at Lyman Lake:
  • Water skiing is allowed during daylight hours only. Skiers should take caution of hazardous areas and ski at their own risk.
  • Jet skis are prohibited at Lyman Lake.
  • Firearms are prohibited, including BB guns, air guns, longbows, cross bows, dart guns, and slingshots.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed at the lake.
  • Pets must be leashed and under control.
  • Picnicking and cooking of foodstuffs is allowed only in the designated areas.
  • Vehicles are restricted to paved areas. Dirt bikes, dune buggies, 3- and 4-wheelers, all-terrain vehicles, and vehicles that are not street legal are prohibited at Lyman Lake.
  • Disturbing or hunting wildlife, waterfowl and/or other species of animals is prohibited, and violators will be prosecuted.
The complete guidelines can be accessed through the link below:
SJWD Water District Policies and Procedures Governing Water Supply Reservoirs (.pdf document)

The SJWD Water District has been governing Lyman Lake, (and Lake Cooley and the North Tyger Reservoir), for over 60 years in service to the people living in western Spartanburg County, SC.

Lyman Lake Authority Contact Information


Phone (864) 439-4423 (24/hour)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM
Telephone: 864-439-4423
Address: 307 Spartanburg Hwy | Wellford, SC 29385

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