Jewel of South Carolina

A fresh caught fish

XVI Black Bass World Championship

The United States Angling Confederation and Capital City Lake Murray Country will host the 2022, XVI Black Bass World Championship in Columbia, SC on Lake Murray at Dreher Island.

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A clean, modern hotel room

Stay and Play

From hotels to camping to cabins and quaint inns, there’s a place to stay for everybody.

Where to Stay

Welcome to Lake Murray Country

Lake Murray, the Jewel of South Carolina, offers official visitor information for vacation planning, world-class fishing, boating, 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.

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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

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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