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Lake Murray, South Carolina

Lake Murray South Recreation Area
(immediately south of the dam)
Opens April 8, 2023
Mon-Fri: 11am-8pm
Sat-Sun/Holidays: 10am-8pm
Call (803) 781-5940 for Lake Murray Tourism information
General Lake Information
History & Facts Lake Murray Maps
Weather Conditions Water Levels/Temp
Lake Murray News Lake Murray Parks
Purple Martins State Regulations
Lake Webcam Saluda Shoals Park
Lake Murray Dam Walkway Reference Lights / Markers
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Boating Information
Boat Dealers Marinas
Boat Rentals Sailing Information
Boat Service/Repair Boat Detailing
Boat Ramps/Launch Boat Towing
Boat Gas and Oil State Regulations
Weather Conditions Boating Hints
Reference Lights Boater Education
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Fishing Information
Types of Fish Where the Fish Are
Bait and Tackle Fishing Tournaments
Fish Records Fishing Guides
Fishing Hints Fish Attractors
State Regulations

Food, Lodging, Sightseeing
Vacation Rentals Restaurants
Hotels & Motels Cruises & Tours
Campgrounds Purple Martins
Resorts Recreation areas
Real Estate for Sale Weddings/Special Events

Homeowner Info & Services
Lake Murray Evacuation Map
Real Estate Sales
Mosquito/Pest Control
Home Repair and Remodeling
Dock Building and Repair
Lake Murray Homeowners Coalition
Dominion Lake Management Program
Dominion Permitting Guidelines

Other Lake Information
Lake Murray Visitor Center
Lake Murray Chamber
Purple Martins Dreher Island
Organizations & Associations Other area Businesses
Other websites about Lake Murray

Although initially constructed in the 1930's as a hydro-electric generating facility, Lake Murray has become a major recreation destination in central South Carolina.   Bordering Lexington, Chapin, Prosperity and Irmo, and only a short drive from Columbia, Newberry and Aiken, Lake Murray is enjoyed by thousands of people every week.
There's plenty of room for everyone!  At 41 miles long and 14 miles wide at its widest point, Lake Murray covers an area of 78 square miles with 649 miles of shoreline. 
With dozens of Lake Murray marinas, boat landings and boat ramps, it is easy to find a place to put your boat into the water. Don't have a boat? There's plenty of places to buy one, or even rent one for a few hours or a few days!
   You don't need a boat, however, to enjoy Lake Murray!  There are several parks and recreation areas where you and your children can spend the day swimming and sun bathing - or join with family and friends for a fun cook-out.
   Not only is Lake Murray a skiing, boating and swimming paradise, it also has some of the best fishing in the nation and is the site of numerous local, state and national fishing tournaments held each year! Whether you are a professional or just enjoy a relaxing evening dipping a line into the water, you will enjoy Lake Murray!  Be sure to visit The SC DNR "Where the Fish Are" page, updated weekly - or have one of the Lake Murray fishing guides show you the best spots!  We also have a listing of all the tackle and bait shops.
   Lake Murray is also the home of some of the most majestic wildlife in South Carolina, including the Great Blue Heron, the Striped Bass, and millions of migrating Purple Martins - a sight you must watch!
   Rent a boat, take one of our lake tours, hire a fishing guide for the day, or visit one of our several parks and recreation areas to see all that Lake Murray has to offer!
   If you like what you see, consider renting a vacation home for a week, or even buy some Lake Murray Real Estate!

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We plan through this website to provide a comprehensive guide to fishing, boating and water fun on Lake Murray, SC - everything that you need to enjoy the wonders of this South Carolina paradise.  If you find an error, or know of some additional Lake Murray information which should be included, please contact us at With your help, we can make this website the most comprehensive source of information about Lake Murray on the Internet!
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