What began as a source of energy for the Columbia area over 70 years ago has become a major recreation area, an abundant resource for drinking water, fisheries and wildlife habitats - as well as for hydroelectric power. Learn more about
Lake Murray's history.
Notice: Lake Murray Drawdown
Beginning in early November, SCE&G will lower Lake Murray to enhance the water quality. The lake will be gradually lowered until it reaches 350 feet in early December, where it will remain until early January. Afterwards, it will be allowed to refill. SCE&G is coordinating this effort with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
More details... (PDF, 859KB)
SCE&G's Public Parks Open April 3, 2013 .
Lexington & Irmo side of the Dam
Mon – Fri 11:00am – 7:00pm until May 4 the park will stay open until 8:00pm
Sat & Sun & Holidays 10am until 8:00pm
Fees: $2.00 Motorcycles, $3:00 Cars & Trucks, $5.00 Buses Season Pass may be purchased at the park for $45.00 per car
Prohibited: Alcoholic Beverages, Pets
Amenities: Picnic Facilities, Swimming, Restrooms
Lake Murray serves as an example of how SCE&G, along with our parent SCANA Corporation, is successfully developing solutions to balance the needs for energy, environmental protection and recreational activity.
Find out about some of the
remarkable engineering feats accomplished at Lake Murray (PDF, 1.2 MB).
To find out how you can enjoy Lake Murray, visit LakeMurrayCountry.com.