Lake Edgar Brown in Barnwell offers visitors two fishing piers and a boat ramp. In addition, several walking paths wind their way around the lake. Lake Brown, as it is more commonly known, is located across the highway from Fuller Park. Built in the early 1960s, its 100 acres are managed by the South Carolina Department of Recreation. Lake Brown was officially dedicated on July 1, 1964.
The name of the lake honors the late Edgar A. Brown, who served South Carolina in the State House and the Senate from 1922 through 1972. Brown is also the namesake of the Edgar Brown Building on the State House grounds in Columbia. Brown was part of the Barnwell Ring, a group of influential South Carolina politicians who used their positions to sway South Carolina governance.
Lake Edgar Brown is especially popular with anglers. Large mouth bass, catfish, and bluegill are common varieties of fish caught from its piers and waters. Many guests also enjoy waterskiing here.
Lake Edgar Brown Spillway
Lake Brown was created by damming nearby Turkey Creek. In 1968, Turkey Creek was diverted around the lake, but in recent years it has been reconnected to Lake Edgar Brown.
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