Pictured: Furman University's Swan Lake

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One of Furman University's most iconic features, Swan Lake was constructed on the campus in the mid-1950s, when the university moved from its downtown location. The lake was created by damming a small tributary of the Reedy River just below the confluence of two streams. The dam is at the south end of the lake, under the road to the physical plant and the Facilities Services complex. The two streams still feed the lake; one from the picnic shelter west of the Bell Tower and one from the North Village dorm complex that enters the lake near the Asian Garden.

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To read more about Swan Lake, visit the Furman University website here

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