1797 North Lake Drive
Lexington, SC 29072

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.

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Lake Murray Public Park Sites:

Irmo Side

  • Open Year Round – 24 Hours
  • Address: 2101 North Lake Drive Columbia, SC 29212
  • Entrance onto Lake Murray Dam Walkway.
  • Fees: only apply from April to Labor Day
    • $5 Cars & Trucks
    • $2 Motorcycles
    • $5 Passenger Van
  • Amenities: Boat Launch, Picnic Facilities, Fishing Docks, Restrooms
  • Prohibited: Alcoholic Beverages, Pets must be on a leash

 

Lexington Side

  • Open April – Mid September
    • Monday – Friday (Until May 2): 11 AM – 7 PM
    • Saturday – Sunday & Holidays: 10 AM – 8 PM
  • Address: 1797 North Lake Drive Lexington, SC 29072
  • Fees:
    • $5 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