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SCE&G Prepares to Open Lake Murray Public Parks for 2014 Recreation Season

CAYCE, S.C. (March 24, 2014) – SCE&G will open its public parks on the Lexington and Irmo sides of the Lake Murray Dam on April 1 for the 2014 season. The boat-launching park on the Irmo side will remain open through Sept. 1 (Labor Day). The beach/recreation area on the Lexington side will remain open through Sept. 12.

“Spring is here, and we’re looking forward to getting the boating and recreation season under way,” said Tommy Boozer, who manages the parks for SCE&G.

Operating hours will be from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday until May 5, after which the park will stay open until 8 p.m. Weekend and holiday hours are from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Parking fees are charged during normal operating hours to partially offset the cost of maintenance, security and improvements at the parks. Fees for motorcycles are $2. Car and truck fees are $3. The fee for buses is $5. Season passes can be purchased for $45 per vehicle.

The public boat launch has two ramps and is open 24 hours a day. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Restrooms and picnic facilities are available. For additional information, call SCE&G’s Lake Management Department at 803-217-9221.