Lake Moultrie, just a few minutes drive from where my folks live, is a 60,000 acre man-made lake that was created in the 1940s by power company Santee Cooper. Naturally, when it was created, forests were flooded. The remaining trees that grow in the open water make for interesting scenes. I particularly liked this solo tree.
The edges of the lake are lush with forest but sometimes have sandy beaches. My friends and I cruised along for a while and after finding one such beach, pulled up and had a cookout.
We also had fun jumping in to cool off.