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Lake Murray

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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Picturesque Lake.

This lake is worth a visit, you can walk over the dam,visit a beach or go to the marina for lunch... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
John M
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Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
Relax

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

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Brian C
,
Charleston, SC
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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 thousands each year with its countless boating and other water sport offerings to sports enthusiasts and leisure travelers. The lake hosts nationally sponsored fishing tournaments best known for its four types of fish including striped bass, largemouth bass, bream and crappie.
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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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"family reunion"
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"plenty of picnic tables"
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"big lake"
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"shoreline"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank John M
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 9 November 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.

5  Thank Albert C
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Reviewed 5 November 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.

Thank ladybuginthesouth
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Reviewed 12 September 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.

Thank yapmd
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Stopped at Lake Murray in the late afternoon. There were several boats out on the water and I found myself taking a half hour walk and enjoying the peace, quiet, and lovely views. There were plenty of picnic tables scattered around the area.

Thank MSO70
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is a great family lake. Though we were only here for a week, we didn't see any crazy boaters as on many North Carolina and Georgia lakes like Norman and Baden. Fun and easy place to learn to ski and sail. Dreher Island State...More

1  Thank bsnestrvler
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

My aunt & uncle live on this lake and hosted our family reunion. Boating and other water sports are embraced here, with little to no issues other than a lot of bugs during the summer. Great alternative to the ocean!

2  Thank Tara T
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

The cost to enter the park is $3.00 and there is plenty of parking. It's a beautiful lake and it's family friendly. Excellent walk/jog or bike path across the Dam which is 2 miles long.

1  Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Went to check out the area and we loved it. Fun restaurants, friendly people, gorgeous sunsets and a fabulous lake.

Thank dms6064
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