Lake Murray draws thousands of visitors each day and is often referred to as the “Jewel of South Carolina”. This recreational paradise provides some of the most scenic landscapes and picturesque sunsets you’ll ever experience. A few great spots to witness the sunsets are at Liberty at the Lake restaurant, Dreher Island State Park or aboard one of the many tour boat companies on Lake Murray such as The Spirit of Lake Murray. Whether you are passing through or spending a few days in and around the lake, take time to travel over the Lake Murray Dam; it is awe-inspiring. Taking this trek or stopping at one of the convenient parks on either side of the Lake Murray Dam will offer the best vantage point of the 5 famous towers, landmarks associated with Lake Murray.
Lake Murray attracts thousands each year to nationally sponsored fishing tournaments, including the FLW tour, The National Bass Circuit, Bassmasters and the Oakley Bass Tournament, just to name a few. Lake Murray is home to the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup. The lake was just ranked 24 out of 100 Best Bass Lakes in the Nation and has been voted in the top 10 places to Boat and Live.
The largest event held on Lake Murray is the Lake Murray Fireworks Celebration. Voted a top 10 event by the Southeastern Tourism Society, it is no wonder it is a big tourist draw. The sky sparkles with fireworks launching from multiple locations around the lake.
Lake Murray is a boating paradise for all type of boaters. Whether its canoeing, kayaking or stand up paddle boarding in its calm waters, navigating sails through cutting winds or leisurely cruising in a power or fishing boat, Lake Murray is the place to be!