Table Rock State Park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) between the years of 1935 and 1940. It was one of 16 parks built in the state of South Carolina built by the CCC. Structures include the Table Rock Restaurant, the Pinnacle Lake, the dams, the roads, and the trails.
The watershed at Table Rock has several small streams that join the larger ones like Carrick Creek. There's certain organisms that live in the stream that you would not find just a few hundred yards down in the lake. These organism need to have cold, clear water with plenty of oxygen in it.