Lake Murray Dam Park Sites/ Walkway

The Lake Murray Dam Walkway is a walking pathway is directly across the top of the Dreher Shoals Dam along S.C. Highway 6. It’s a popular place for walking and jogging. The distance is 1.7 miles each way for a total walk of 3.4 miles. The walkway offers spectacular views of Lake Murray and even the downtown Columbia skyline 11 miles away. This pathway was completed after the construction of the new backup dam at Dreher Shoals Dam on Lake Murray (in 2005) and with the widening of S.C. Highway 6 across the top of the dam (in 2007). If you walk on a hot day, be sure to take a cap or hat, sunglasses and water.

Dominion energy Lake Murray Public Parks

Lexington Side

Open April – Mid September

Operating Hours:

Mon – Fri (until May 2) 11 am – 7 pm
Sat – Sun & Holidays 10 am – 8 pm


  • $3 Cars & Trucks
  • $2 Motorcycles
  • $5 Passenger Vans

Season Pass may be purchased at the park for $45 per car.

Amenities: Picnic Facilities, Swimming*, Restrooms

Prohibited: Alcoholic Beverages, Pets

* Please note: No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.


1797 North Lake Drive Lexington, SC 29072

Irmo Side

Open Year Round – 24 Hours


Fees (see above) only apply from April to Labor Day

Amenities: Boat Launch, Picnic Facilities, Fishing Docks, Restrooms

Prohibited: Alcoholic Beverages, Pets must be on a leash


1201 North Lake Drive Columbia, SC 29212

Entrance onto Lake Murray Dam Walkway.