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SCE&G to Open Lake Murray Public Parks for 2018 Recreation Season

Cayce, S.C. (March 29, 2018) – SCE&G’s two public parks at Lake Murray will open for the season on Wednesday, April 4. The boat-launch area on the Irmo side of the dam and the beach and recreation area on the Lexington side will remain open through Friday, Sept. 7.

“We’ve been working to get our facilities ready for the season, and we’re proud to provide safe public spaces where people can enjoy Lake Murray,” said Billy Chastain, who manages the parks for SCE&G. “We encourage everyone to keep safety top of mind as they prepare to visit the lake. Now is the time to brush up on boating safety laws, make sure you have enough life jackets and make any other preparations that will help keep you and others safe.” 

Parking fees at both park sites are charged during normal operating hours to partially offset the cost of maintenance, security and improvements at the parks. Fees at both parks are $2 for motorcycles, $3 for cars or trucks and $5 for passenger vans. Season passes can be purchased for $45 per vehicle.

For additional information, call SCE&G’s lake management office at 803-217-9221 or visit

Lexington Side Beach and Recreation Area

Open April 4 to Sept. 7

Operating Hours:

  • Mon. – Fri. (until May 1)               11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Mon. – Fri. (May 1 and after)      11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sat., Sun. and Holidays                  10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Amenities: Picnic facilities, swimming (no lifeguard on duty), restrooms

Prohibited: Alcoholic beverages, pets

Irmo Side Boat-Launch Area

Accessible to public year-round, 24 hours per day. Fees only apply from April 4 through Labor Day.

Amenities: Boat launch, picnic facilities, fishing docks, restrooms

Prohibited: Alcoholic beverages, pets not on leashes

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 719,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 368,000 customers in 35 counties in the state.