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Lake Murray at Columbia, South Carolina

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Lake Murray, South Carolina

One of South Carolina's major destinations for recreation and water sports, Lake Murray provides 649 miles of shoreline and is ideal for swimming, fishing, hiking, skiing and relaxing in nature. Featuring dozens of marinas, ramps and boat landings, this sizeable lake attracts fishermen by the droves who come to catch their dinners. Rent a boat and join them, take a lake tour, visit one of several parks, picnic by the lakeside or take the kids to the playground.


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Fishing tournaments, lake tours, guided fishing trips, picnics


  • Rent a boat and catch a big catfish
  • Explore scenic hiking trails and nature walks
  • Have a picnic in the grass under the trees
  • Visit Bundrick Island
  • Swim or go water-skiing

Lake Murray Parks & Recreation Areas

Even for those who don’t like the water, Lake Murray is ringed with scenic parks and recreation areas. Guests will find picnic areas, playgrounds, hiking trails, fishing piers, playgrounds, camping areas and more.

Fishing on Lake Murray: From Bluegills to Black Crappies

Whether you rent a boat or fish from the dock, Lake Murray is chock full of fishing opportunities - and fish! On your hook you are likely to find a catfish, white perch, striped bass, large mouth bass, redear sunfish, redbreast sunfish, bluegill or black crappie.


  • Are boat rentals available?

    Yes, at Lake Murray you can rent a variety of boats, including fishing boats, pontoons as well as jet skis, from a number of boat rental companies.
  • Are there restrooms at the lake?

    You will find public restrooms around the lake (usually by groups of picnic tables) in various recreation areas, on swimming beaches and landings. Be advised that there are no restroom facilities on Bundrick Island.

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