Want to get away and head toward water? Well, the water’s cool on Lake Murray, the Jewel of South Carolina’s inland lakes. With 650 miles of shoreline, the password here is fun and relaxation and there’s plenty of it!

Here’s a list of recreational opportunities around Lake Murray:


  • Dreher Island State Park

This 348-acre island offers lakeside camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming and a nature trail. Five lakefront villas can be rented and 112 campsites accommodate large campers and vans. Amenities include gas docks, shelters, picnic areas, launching ramps and boat slips. Phone: (803) 364-4152


  • Lake Murray Resort & Marina

This is an 11-acre resort on the shores of Lake Murray designed for fun and relaxation. The cottages are situated in a heavily wooded area overlooking the lake. The resort features a sandy beach, dock, boat rentals and a lakeside restaurant. It’s a great place for couples, family, friends or associates to gather for a unique lake vacation experience. 
Phone: (803) 532-5300 or lakemurrayresort.com

  • Sailing on Lake Murray Sailing is fantastic year round on Lake Murray. Lessons, rentals and skippered sails are available from Lanier Sailing Academy. Experience your own Lake Murray adventure! Lanier Sailing Academy, (803) 317-9070 or laniersail.com


  • Timberlake Golf Course

Golf the greens overlooking Lake Murray!

Phone: (803) 345-9605 or timberlakecountryclub.com


  • Paddle boarding on Lake Murray

Paddle boarding is Lake Murray’s hottest activity!

California Republic, (803) 608-5033 or facebook.com/calrepublic


  • Charter/Dinner Cruise on Lake Murray

Watch the sunset and enjoy dinner aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray Tour Boat.

Spirit of Lake Murray, (803) 730-3044 or spiritoflakemurray.com


  • Dining around Lake Murray

Don’t miss the beautiful sunsets on Lake Murray while you dine. Here are a few Lake Murray dining locations…Liberty at the Lake, The Rusty Anchor, Buffalo Creek Grill, Frayed Knot Bar & Grill and Lake Murray Resort & Marina.

For more information about Lake Murray, visit www.scjewel.com or call 1-866-SCJEWEL.

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