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
Open April – Mid September
|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
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
2101 North Lake Drive Columbia, SC 29212
Entrance onto Lake Murray Dam Walkway.