Jewel of South Carolina

Hundreds of thousands of purple martins fly to roost on Bomb Island

Experience The Purple Martin Phenomenon

Each summer the skies over Bomb Island on Lake Murray come to life, as over a million Purple Martins visit South Carolina to roost.

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Explore Lake Murray Country Podcast

Join us as we hear fun, uplifting and unique stories about living life to the fullest from Palmetto State locals who call Capital City/Lake Murray Country home.

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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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