Jewel of South Carolina

Southeastern BBQ Showdown June 14-14, 2024 featuring Alabama

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This thrilling two-day event, hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country and held at Segra Park (home of the Columbia Fireflies), is not your average cook-off—it's a sizzling celebration of all things BBQ.

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Bassmaster Elite Shield with Lake Murray bass fishing boats

Bassmaster Elite Series

The 2024 Minn Kota Bassmaster Elite Fishing Series is May 9 – 12, 2024 on Lake Murray! Join the angling fun at the family-friendly FREE Community Expo, May 11-12 from 12-5 PM at Dreher Island State Park.

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Welcome to Lake Murray Country

Lake Murray, the Jewel of South Carolina, offers official visitor information for vacation planning, world-class fishing, boating, and golf packages with fun and free things to do for the entire family. Visitors love exploring our great outdoors and three rivers while being close to downtown Columbia. Book your Lake Murray Country adventure today!

Sunset over lake murray

Visiting the Region

We’ve got a diverse four county region and something for everyone.

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The landscape - a river, the road, a city

What We’re Known For

Arts and culture, family fun and endless sports and outdoor activities

What's Happening

From major fishing tournaments to concerts and more, Lake Murray’s events keep visitors entertained all year long.

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Ready to Come Home to the Lake? Request a Visitor's Guide

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Dine & Entertain

Explore the region’s many restaurants, entertainment venues with lots of metropolitan nightlife and quaint shopping districts.

Where To Eat

Take Home a Piece of Lake Life; Visit Our Souvenir Shoppe

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