Colonial Lake is a park surrounded by Ashley, Beaufain, Broad and Rutledge in downtown Charleston.
October 20, 2016
Colonial Lake is a tidal pond with wide walkways around it. The area is used as a park. For many years the lake was known as the Rutledge Street Pond; some residents still call it "The Pond." It acquired the name Colonial Lake in 1881, in honor of the "Colonial Common" established in 1768.