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Lake Murray

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Get furry on Lake Murray!

We're on the lake frequently. Make sure to go to the state park, Dreher Island. Great place to take... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Newberry, South Carolina
Beautiful place to spend the day

Great place for fishing/fun and other water sports/activities as well as just a pleasant place to... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Jim G
Papillion, Nebraska
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Lake Murray is a boating paradise for all types of boaters. Whether its canoeing or kayaking in calm waters,navigating sails through cutting winds or leisurely cruising in a power or fishing boat, Lake Murray is the place to be! Lake Murray attracts...more
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Take I-20 to exit #55 and go north on SC#6 for 9.5 kilometers . Just before you reach the dam, the park entrance will be on the left., SC
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We're on the lake frequently. Make sure to go to the state park, Dreher Island. Great place to take your dog for swimming, and some restaurants are dog friendly. Lots to do at the state park, one of South Carolina's top parks. Fishing is fantastic,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank clamal0t2
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Great place for fishing/fun and other water sports/activities as well as just a pleasant place to visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jim G
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Lake Murray is a man made lake, while reviews show "dangerous", what body of water isn't? A creek ocean, all are dangerous. My daughter grew up swimming at lake Murray while her mom studied for College I do suggest,if not used to "Lake, ppl keep...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sharon H
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This lake is just beautiful!! Great restaurants by boat and land all around the lake. Fishing is the best, even arrow head hunting. Something for everyone at this lake.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank purchasing398
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

We were there for a wedding cruise but really enjoyed the lake. It was beautiful. Much larger than anticipated and looked like lots to do here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed July 17, 2018

This lake is worth a visit, you can walk over the dam,visit a beach or go to the marina for lunch, or to hire a boat for a day or a half day. Lots of nice properties around the lake to have a look at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank John M
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to relax with friends and family all year long. In the summer, recreation is a must! Enjoy!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Brian C
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Lake Murray is located within easy driving distance of Columbia SC. There are 2 great public beaches with picnic areas at the dam. There are several restaurants on the lake and gas docks.

Date of experience: August 2017
6  Thank Albert C
Reviewed November 5, 2017

We parked in public parking and walked across the dam walk way, You could really see a lot of Lake Murray. No dogs allowed on this walk.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ladybuginthesouth
Reviewed September 12, 2017

There is a small beach at the SE location, 5 minutes drive from the welcome center. There is paid parking, $3 and bathrooms plus a snack shop. Water is reasonably clean and not deep. Were there for the eclipse, so very crowded that day.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank yapmd
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