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Lake Murray

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Lake Murray

Lake Murray is a 50,000 acre man-made fresh water lake in South Carolina. Created in 1928, Dreher Island State Park is also located on the lake. Together Lake Murray and Dreher Island are popular with locals and outdoor enthusiasts who flock to their shores to enjoy water sports and safe swimming. Other fun activities to enjoy at Lake Murray include fishing, boating, and hiking along the shoreline.


Hours -

Daily, Dawn to Dusk

State Park Admission -

Adults: $2.00, Seniors: $1.25, Children under 15: free

Events -

Lake Murray Fishing Tournament, 4th of July Boat Parade, Rock the Dock


  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnics

Fishing Tournament -

Many fishing tournaments are held on Lake Murray. For a listing of upcoming tournaments, visit http://lakemurrayoutdoors.com/schedulesresults.htm.

Campgrounds -

There are two lakefront campgrounds in the state park on Dreher Island, with 112 camp sites available.


How large is the lake

The lake is 41 miles long and 14 miles wide. There are over 649 miles of shoreline on the lake.

Are there any family activities at the lake

Families can enjoy fun activities at Lake Murray, including swimming, camping, fishing, picnics, playgrounds and souvenir shopping.

Helpful Links

  • http://lakemurrayfun.com/
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Murray_%28South_Carolina%29


Driving Direction to Lake Murray From or Wingate by Wyndham Columbia
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