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AKA: Parr Shoals Reservoir

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, white catfish, white crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, white bass, white perch and yellow perch at Parr Reservoir in South Carolina.

Parr Reservoir, SC

Boasting a broad selection of fish species, Parr Shoals Reservoir or Parr Reservoir is a 4,400-acre lake in the north-central part of SC, at Jenkinsville. This long river lake has 94 miles of shoreline with plenty of places to wet a line. Bass and catfish get the lions share of attention here, both with good numbers and size.

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Parr Reservoir, located in South Carolina, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a tranquil angling experience. Spanning over 4,400 acres, this picturesque reservoir offers excellent fishing opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, and bream, making it an ideal destination for both recreational and avid fishermen.

Fishing on Parr Reservoir is a year-round affair, with each season providing its own unique fishing experiences. Anglers can explore the lake's numerous coves, submerged structures, and shoreline areas to find their preferred fishing spots. Whether you choose to fish from a boat, kayak, or the shoreline, there are ample opportunities to reel in a prized catch. The serene atmosphere of Parr Reservoir adds to the allure, offering a peaceful setting for anglers to enjoy their time on the water.

In summary, Parr Reservoir in South Carolina offers a delightful experience for fishing, boating, and camping enthusiasts. With its diverse fish species, peaceful waters, and camping facilities, it provides the perfect setting for outdoor adventures. Whether you're casting your line, exploring the lake by boat, or camping beneath the starry sky, Parr Reservoir promises a rejuvenating and enjoyable escape where you can connect with nature and create lasting memories.

Crappie, bream, sunfish and perch are also popular with healthy populations of all. There are boat launch ramps at both ends of the lake, but no marina or rental boats. Campgrounds with RV hookups are both at the lake, and nearby.

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Primary fish species residing in Parr Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish White Catfish White Crappie Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish White Bass White Perch Yellow Perch

Parr Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NO
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NO

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While Parr Reservoir may be smaller in size compared to some of South Carolina's larger lakes, it still offers plenty of space for boating enthusiasts to enjoy their favorite water activities. Boaters can explore the calm waters, indulge in leisurely cruises, or engage in water sports such as tubing and water skiing. The lake's boat ramps provide easy access for boaters to launch their vessels and set out on a day of adventure.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Heller's Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, at the south end of the Broad River Road Bridge, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

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For those who wish to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the beauty of the area, camping options are available near Parr Reservoir. Nearby campgrounds and parks offer tent and RV camping facilities, allowing visitors to enjoy the serenity of nature and the proximity to the lake. Camping near Parr Reservoir provides the opportunity to wake up to breathtaking views, spend leisurely days fishing or boating, and relax in the tranquility of the natural surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

River Road Family Campground - 803 603-4366

Broad River Campground - 803 749-9100

Parr Reservoir SC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Parr Reservoir
Broad River Campground and RV Park
16842 SC-215
Winnsboro, SC 29180
803 749-9100


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