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SCE&G Opens Lake Murray Public Parks for 2016 Recreation Season

Cayce, S.C. (April 1, 2016) – SCE&G’s public parks on the Lexington and Irmo sides of the Lake Murray Dam are open for the 2016 season. The boat-launching park on the Irmo side will be staffed through Sept. 5. The beach/recreation area on the Lexington side will remain open through Sept. 9.

“We’ve been working to maintain and improve the shoreline and facilities for the season, and we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors,” said Tommy Boozer, who manages the parks for SCE&G. “We’re proud to provide a safe, fun place where people can enjoy Lake Murray.”

Operating hours will be from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday until May 2, 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 are $2 for motorcycles, $3 for cars or trucks and $5 for buses. Season passes can be purchased for $45 per vehicle.

The public boat launch has two ramps and is open 24 hours a day. The beach/recreation area on the Lexington side is staffed by security during operating hours, but the swimming area is not monitored by lifeguards. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Restrooms and picnic facilities are available.

For additional information, call SCE&G’s Lake Management Department at 803-217-9221 or visit 

About SCE&G

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 698,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 347,000 customers in 38 counties in the state.