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Dreher Island State Recreation Area
3677 State Park Rd
Prosperity,SC 29127 
Phone: (803) 364-4152
Fax: (803) 364-0756
website   |   map

Billy Dreher Island is Lake Murray's only State Park, and consists of 348 acres and 12 miles of shoreline. 

Facilities: public restrooms, picnic tables, shelters, playground, store, hiking trails, primitive camping, campsites with facilities, lakeside camping, vacation villas, fishing, boat ramp 
Hours:
6:00a - 6:00p 
Fees:
$2.00 adults, $1.25 Seniors, 15 & younger free.
Visit website for camping and villa fees.

Directions from Chapin:
Go west from Chapin on US-76 just under 1 mile.  Turn left at St. Peters Church Road (SC-29) and go 3.6 miles to Dreher Island Rd (SC-231). Follow signs.

SCE&G South Recreation Area
South end of dam
803-217-9221 or 803-748-3221
See map
Facilities: 
Picnic tables, shelters, large swimming area (no lifeguard), public restrooms. Pets are not allowed.
Hours: 
Open Apr. 1 -  Sept. 29, 2014
Monday - Friday: 11:00a-8:00p, 
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00a-8:00p
Parking Fees
$3.00 for cars, $45 Season Pass
Directions From Lexington: 
Take North Lake Drive (Hwy 6) north out of Lexington. The park entrance is on the left just before the dam.
Directions from Irmo: 
Take either Lake Murray Blvd or Bush River Road west from Irmo.  The park entrance is on the right just after the dam.
SCE&G North Recreation Area 
North end of dam
803-217-9221 or 803-748-3221
See map
Facilities: 
Picnic tables, shelters, public restrooms, boat ramp and fishing pier. Pets are not allowed.
Hours: 
Monday - Friday: 11:00a-8:00p, 
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00a-8:00p
Only boaters allowed after sundown
Parking Fees (Apr. 1 -  Sept. 30 only):
$3.00 for cars, $45 Season Pass
Directions From Lexington: 
Take North Lake Drive (Hwy 6) north out of Lexington. The park entrance is on the left just after the dam.
Directions from Irmo: 
Take either Lake Murray Blvd or Bush River Rd west from Irmo. The park entrance is on the right just before the dam.
Hilton Recreation Area

Facilities: 
Picnic tables, shelters, public restrooms, boat ramp, fishing, swimming.
Hours: 
6:00a - 10:00p
Fees:
Free
Directions from Chapin: 
Located off of Hwy 76 between Ballentine and Chapin.  In Hilton, turn south on Wessinger Road and continue until you see the recreation area entrance.

Larry Koon Landing

Facilities: 
Free boat ramp,  picnic tables, public restrooms 
Hours: 
Always open
Fees:
Free
Directions from Lexington:
From Lexington, take US #378 west, turn right onto Shore Road, then right onto Shull Island Road. Larry Koon Landing is just past the bridge to Shull Island.

Murray Shores (SCE&G Park #3)
Saluda County

About:
A small recreation area in a hilly area with great views of Lake Murray
Facilities: 
Picnic tables, shelters, fishing, boat ramp, portable toilets
Hours:
Daylight hours
Fees:
Free
Directions from Lexington:
Take US #378 west out of Lexington, and turn right on Holly Ferry Road s(1st Road after entering Saluda County). Follow Holly Ferry Road a couple miles, and turn right on Carolina Lane. Follow the Carolina Lane to the park on the right.

River Bend (SCE&G Park #4)
Saluda County

About:
A small recreation area located at the end of a peninsula on the western part of Lake Murray.
Facilities: 
Public restrooms, picnic tables, fishing, boat ramp, hiking
Hours:
Daylight hours
Fees:
Free
Directions from Lexington:
Take US #378 west out of Lexington, and turn right on Shealy Road (2nd Road after entering Saluda County). .Follow Shealy Rd as it becomes SC-S-41-400 for an additional 2.2 miles. 

Bundrick Island (Sandy Beach)
See map

About:
Not really an island, this is a peninsula at the north end of Brady Port Rd. There are several dirt roads and hiking trails, plus a sandy beach. This is a very popular place for boaters. 
Facilities: 
Hiking trails, swimming. No public restrooms available, no parking available (accessible only by boat or bike)
Hours: 
Always open
Fees:
Free
Directions from Lexington: 
Follow US #378 west out of Lexington. Turn right 2.0 miles beyond where US #1 and US #378 split and go north on Wise Ferry Road 0.8 miles. Turn left and follow Old Cherokee Road 2.3 miles northwest. Turn right onto Brady Porth Road, which leads up to the gate. No parking is available.

Saluda Shoals Park
5605 Bush River Rd  Columbia, SC
(803) 731-5208 or 803-213-2050
website

About:
Saluda Shoals Park is a premier, natural, environmentally sensitive riverfront park that invites visitors to experience the treasures of the Saluda River through exceptional educational, recreational and cultural opportunities. Located along the banks of the beautiful Saluda River, this 400 acre regional park offers an educational center and exhibit hall, conference facility, paved and unpaved trails for hiking, walking and horseback riding, Boat ramp/Canoe/Kayak Launch, 
Facilities:
Educational center, exhibit hall, conference facility, paved and unpaved trails for hiking, walking and horseack riding, boat ramp, canoe & kayak launch, picnic shelters, rest rooms.
Hours & Fees: 
See website
Directions from Columbia:
Take I26 west toward Spartanburg. Exit Piney Grove Road and turn left. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles to St. Andrews Road. Turn right, then left at the first traffic light. Saluda Shoals Park is 1.5 miles on your left.

 


 
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