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What began as a source of energy for the Columbia area in 1930 has become a major recreation area, and an abundant resource for drinking water, fisheries and wildlife habitats.


Lake Murray Public Parks

(Lexington & Irmo sides of the dam)

SCE&G's Lexington Side Public Park is closed. The Park will re-open in April 1, 2015.  

Operating Hours:

Mon - Fri (until May 5) 11 am - 7 pm
Mon - Fri (after May 5) 11 am - 8 pm
Sat - Sun & Holidays 10 am - 8 pm

Fees:

  • $3 Cars & Trucks
  • $2 Motorcycles
  • $5 Buses

Season Pass may be purchased at the park for $45 per car.

Amenities: Picnic Facilities, Swimming*, Restrooms

Prohibited: Alcoholic Beverages, Pets

* Please note: No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.


Public Access Areas

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Bing Map

Lake Management

SCE&G is responsible for land use and shoreline management around Lake Murray. Information regarding our lake management plan, dock permits, and other issues related to development on Lake Murray are available in the documents listed below.

Lake Monticello, a reservoir along the Broad River, powers the Fairfield Pumped Storage hydroelectric plant and provides water for the V.C. Summer Nuclear station. Parr Reservoir powers the Parr Shoals hydroelectric plant.


Lake Monticello & Parr Reservoir Public Parks

Recreation Lake Beach Area is open from sunrise to sunset:
April 1 - Sept 30 (closed Oct 1 - March 31).

All other recreation facilities at Parr and Monticello are open from sunrise to sunset, year-round.

Amenities: Picnic Facilities, Swimming*, Restrooms

Prohibited: Alcoholic Beverages, Pets

* Please note: No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.


Public Access Areas

View Interactive Map

Bing Map

Lake Management

SCE&G is responsible for land use and shoreline management around Monticello and Parr reservoirs. Information regarding our lake management plan, dock permits, and other issues related to development on Monticello and Parr reservoirs are available in the documents listed below.