Lake Wylie is a census designated place in York County, South Carolina, and it is also the name of the beautiful man-made lake with 325 miles of shoreline in South and North Carolina. Lake Wylie’s shores expand into three counties: York (SC), Gaston (NC) and Mecklenburg NC). Lake Wylie was originally called Lake Catawba and was formed in 1904, when the Catawba Power Company (now Duke Energy) built the Catawba Dam and Power Plant near India Hook, SC. In 1925, the Southern Power Company, a new hydro-electric plant was built and the lake was renamed Lake Wylie after Dr. Jake Stephen Wylie who was one of the founders of the original Catawba Power Company.
The community of Lake Wylie has long been a popular place for residents and visitors to enjoy boating, fishing and many other water sports. There is also a variety of housing options from lakefront cabins, upscale single family homes, and condos and townhomes.