Just minutes from the main street of Walterboro, SC you can step back to a simpler place in time-a place where long afternoons are spent in leisure, fishing…or just dreaming…on the banks of a pristine, spring-fed lake. Long-legged blue heron wade along the shoreline as teal ducks and geese glide across the surface. The sky seems a bit more blue here-the air somehow sweeter.
This is Crystal Lake, an eight-acre, private, man-made body of water with over ¼ mile of lake frontage, set like a jewel within 55 acres of secluded meadows and gentle knolls. The property offers a diverse landscape-from shaded woodlands to reedy wetlands to a small cypress swamp. It welcomes migratory birds, shelters wildlife including deer, grouse and osprey, and presents a vast array of indigenous flora in all seasons. The waters of the lake teem with large mouth bass and bream, awaiting the challenge of the clever angler.
The Avant family established this Low Country retreat in the Mid-20th Century-a classic getaway with a rustic fisherman’s cottage (shaded by a majestic live oak), fish house and pump house. An ideal setting for Fourth of July festivities and family picnics, a thousand treasured memories were created here: exploring the forest; canoeing, kayaking and swimming; watching fireworks reflected on the mirrored surface of the lake.
In the 1970s, the family chose to share this idyllic location with the Colleton County community, offering an informal outdoor public space where neighbors were welcome to spend the day fishing or relaxing for the nominal fee of $1 per person, based on the honor system. Local churches utilized this inspiring and tranquil setting for parish gatherings, and sunrise services.
Now this unique property is available to provide solace, sanctuary and cherished memories to a new generation. Zoned for commercial or residential use, it is connected to public utilities and is easily accessible from the Charleston metro area and the major interstate corridors. Crystal Lake is appropriate for a myriad of recreational uses, including camping. In keeping with the spirit of this extraordinary place, owner financing will be considered for community-oriented organizations.