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Lake Murray, South Carolina
Lake Murray
Columbia, South Carolina, 22912 803-781-5940
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Lake Murray - A SOuth Carolina Outdoor Wonderland

Outdoor enthusiasts flock to this popular lake and recreation area for year 'round fun on the water and land. Visitors can rent a boat or kayak and enjoy a trip over 41 miles of scenic blue water, surrounded by acres of woodland. Hop aboard one of the lake tour boats and relax on a guided lake tour or enjoy fishing for trophy striper, bass and bluegill with your private fishing guide. Kids of all ages enjoy swimming and jet skiing, and bird watching enthusiasts will find an abundance of species at the Purple Martin sanctuary on Lake Murray's Doolittle Island. Explore the Environmental Education Center at Saluda Shoals Park, then rent a kayak for a scenic river paddle to the lake. From hiking and fishing to fishing tournaments and family picnics, outdoor adventures await just minutes at Lake Murray in South Carolina.


Prices -

 $2 motorcycles; $3 autos; $5 busses

Hours -

 Open 11am-7pm, Monday-Friday (until May 5th); 11am-8pm, Monday-Friday (after May 5th); 10am -8pm, weekends & holidays.


  • Weddings
  • Private events
  • Fishing tournaments


  • Boating & Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Restaurants
  • Swimming
  • Lake tours & cruises
  • Bird watching


  • Where can I rent a boat at Lake Murray?

    Several Lake Murray marinas and businesses offer boat rentals and charters for a few hours, a day or a full weekend. Some rental spots also rent tubes, canoes, kayaks, jet skis, and pontoon boats. Visit the Lake Murray website for boat rental locations and details.
  • What types of fish are found in Lake Murray?

    Famous for its trophy Striper, Lake Murray is home to a wide range of different fish. In addition to Striper, anglers of all skill levels can try their luck at catching Bluegill, Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Black Crappie, and White Perch. If you need help finding the best spots, fishing guides are available for hire.

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