Welcome to Bells Marina & Resort – A Fisherman’s Paradise at Lake Marion

Your Perfect Fishing Getaway Awaits at Bells Marina & Resort 

Nestled on the picturesque shores of Lake Marion, Bells Marina & Resort offers an unforgettable fishing experience. Our resort is a haven for fishing enthusiasts and nature lovers alike, providing a serene and captivating environment where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

With its lush landscapes and tranquil waters, Lake Marion is renowned for its diverse and abundant fish species, making it a prime location for both recreational and serious anglers ensuring EVERYONE can enjoy the thrill of fishing in these bountiful waters.

Beyond fishing, the resort provides cozy accommodations, from charming fishing cabins to well-appointed hotel rooms, ensuring a comfortable stay for all guests. Families, solo travelers, and groups of friends will find the perfect retreat to relax and recharge after a day of activities.



Fishing Adventrures at Lake Marion

  • Variety of Fish: Experience fishing for bass, catfish, crappie, and more in the prime fishing grounds of Lake Marion. You can explore more about it in this article.
  • Boat Rentals: Choose from a range of boat rentals to explore the lake and find the perfect fishing spot; kayaks, peddal boats, jon boats and an 10X two-person electric fishing boat. Go HERE to see Rental Options and pricing.
  • Dock and Fish Cleaning Station: Enjoy easy access to our docks and piers for a great shore fishing experience. 
  • Marina: Our marina has all the amenities you need for a seamless fishing experience. With easy boat access, fuel and charge services, and well-maintained docks, our marina ensures that your time on the water is both enjoyable and hassle-free. Click HERE to find out more about the marina.

Fishing Guides

Our fishing guides are true experts in the waters of Lake Marion. Specializing in catfish and striper bass, they bring extensive local knowledge and years of experience to ensure you have a successful fishing trip. Whether you’re an experienced angler or new to fishing, our guides tailor their services to meet your needs and skill level.

We offer room and guide packages that provide the perfect combination of comfort and adventure. Stay with us for three days and take advantage of our fishing kayaks and jon boats, along with the expert guidance of our seasoned professionals.

You can go HERE and speak directly with the guides or call us to +1 803-380-8501 to get the whole package and ensure a spot with time.

Cozy Accommodations

  • Fishing Cabins: Stay in our cozy fishing cabins to make the most of your trip. Our cabins provide a comfortable retreat after a rewarding day on the water. Take a look at our cabins by clicking HERE.
  • Hotel rooms: Relax in our well-appointed hotel rooms, designed to offer comfort and convenience. Enjoy modern amenities and a restful environment, perfect for unwinding after a day of fishing and outdoor activities. You can visit THIS link to see the accommodations and prices.
  • RV Park: Experience the great outdoors with the comfort and convenience of our RV Park. Situated close to the water, our RV Park offers easy access to Lake Marion’s prime fishing spots and stunning views. Our spacious RV sites are equipped with full hookups, including water, electricity, and sewage connections (not every spot), ensuring a hassle-free stay. Go to our RV Park webpage to see the accommodations and choose the one that fits you the best.


Outdoor Adventures Beyond Fishing

  • Hiking: Hiking the trials near Lake Marion offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and outdoor adventure. As you traverse the scenic trails surrounding the lake, you’ll find yourself immersed in a tapestry of lush greenery and towering trees.
  • Bird-Watching: Bird-watching at Bells Marina & Resort is an enchanting experience that immerses you in the natural splendor of the Lowcountry landscape. The area surrounding Lake Marion is a haven for bird enthusiasts, offering diverse opportunities to observe a wide array of bird species in their natural habitats. 
  • Golf Courses: Golfing in the amazing camps near Lake Marion is a delightful experience that combines the love of the sport with the natural beauty of the Lowcountry landscape.
  • Biking: Embarking on a biking adventure near Lake Marion, promises a dynamic and exhilarating experience for outdoor enthusiasts. The well-maintained biking trails weave through a captivating landscape, offering a perfect blend of scenic beauty and invigorating physical activity.

You can visit THIS PAGE to get more information about the activities in the area. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of fish can I catch at Lake Marion?

Lake Marion is home to a diverse array of fish species, including largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, bluegill, and striped bass. It’s a top destination for anglers of all skill levels.

Do you offer fishing guides and what services do they provide?

Yes, we offer expert fishing guides who specialize in catfish and striper bass. They provide in-depth knowledge of the best fishing spots, techniques, and equipment, ensuring you have a successful fishing trip. We also offer room and guide packages, including the use of fishing kayaks and jon boats.

Can I rent boats and fishing gear at Bells Marina?

Absolutely! We provide boat rentals, including fishing kayaks, john boats, and larger fishing boats. Fishing rods, bait, and other gear are also available for rent or purchase at our marina store.

What accommodations are available at the resort?

We offer a variety of accommodations including cozy fishing cabins, well-appointed hotel rooms, and RV park spots. All accommodations are designed for comfort and convenience, ensuring you have a relaxing stay after a day of fishing and outdoor activities.

How much does it cost to fish at Bells Marina?

The fishing rates at Lake Santee are as follows:

  • Adult Day Permit (Ages 16+): $10
  • Senior Permit (Ages 60+): $6
  • Junior Permit (Ages 15 and under): $6
  • Adult Night Permit (Campers only): $6
  • Senior & Junior Night Permit (Campers only): $3
  • Extra Pole Stamp: $4
  • 12-Month Junior Bass Pass (Ages 15 & under – Catch & release): $75
  • 12 Month Teen Bass Pass (Ages 16-17 – Catch & release): $150

These rates cater to various age groups and permit types, allowing anglers to enjoy the fishing experience at Lake Santee based on their specific needs and preferences.

What amenities are available at the RV park?

Our RV park offers amenities such as full hook-ups (water, electric, and sewer), proximity to the water, picnic areas, and a peaceful, scenic atmosphere. Guests also have access to the marina, boat ramps, and other resort facilities.

What should I bring for my fishing trip to Bells Marina?

We recommend bringing comfortable clothing, sunscreen, a hat, and any personal fishing gear you prefer. However, if you forget something or need additional gear, our marina store is well-stocked with fishing supplies and essentials.

Is there a place to charge my trolling motor?

Yes, there are boat charging stations behind the hotel, or get a boat slip ($25/night) and charge on the water!

How can I book a stay or a fishing guide at Bells Marina?

You can book your stay or a fishing guide through our website, by calling our reservation desk, or by visiting us in person. We recommend booking in advance, especially during peak fishing seasons, to ensure availability.

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