Jewel of South Carolina

A boat lit up with multicolored Christmas lights, an inflatable Santa Clause, and glowing reindeer floating on Lake Murray

Christmas Light Boat Parade | Dec. 2

Admission is FREE and open to the public at the Lake Murray Dam Public Park in Lexington. Watch as brightly decorated boats parade by decked out for the season, enjoy Christmas carols (have your phone or flashlight ready for “Silent Night”), and a fireworks finale.

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People dancing during the Taste of Lake Murray event.

Taste of Lake Murray | Tickets on Sale NOW

The annual 4th of July Celebration fundraiser is set for March 21, 2024, at the DoubleTree by Hilton! Taste over 20 food vendors, dance the night away with 2 bands, and have fun!

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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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