• Water from Lake Murray to be Released into the Lower Saluda River

    On April 13-14, 17-19, and 27-28, 2019 the Columbia Fire Department will be conducting swift water rescue training. To support this training, Dominion Energy will release water from Lake Murray into the lower Saluda River to provide flows needed for the department. SAFETY FIRST: Water from Lake Murray will be released on each of the ...

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5 Cool Facts: Get to Know Lake Murray Like a Local

  1. Lake Murray locals have been fishing since they could hold a pole

    The Lake is known as one of the most productive lakes in the southeast for bass. Lake Murray boasts state records for white bass, crappie, perch and catfish.

    It’s credibility as an abundant source for sport fishing is only reinforced at the many fishing tournaments held at the lake every year. The lake is also free of alligators, too, so fish on in peace, anglers!

  2. Island hopping is a day well spent

    With seven islands to choose from, why not visit them all? Although some are bigger than others, there’s nothing like docking the boat on the shore and spending the day pretending you’re on a tropical island.

    Depending on the time of year, you may even catch the roosting purple martins on Doolittle Island, also known by locals as Lunch Island. During the summer, you love driving by and catching a glimpse of the nearly one million roosting birds that take over the island.

  3. The lake is Fun for kids AND adults

    One of the favorite things about the lake is that there is something to do for everyone. The Lake Murray area is just a short drive from the best that the Southeast has to offer.

    Located near the state capitol, the whole family can enjoy zip line adventures, museum tours, the Riverbanks Zoo and Fort Jackson Waterpark.

    The best part? There are plenty of things for the adults to enjoy, too!

    For a night out, you’re likely to frequent Wine Down in Lexington or one of the many great choices on the river, like Brew at the Zoo, Riverbanks, Old Mill Brew Pub and the local World of Beer.

  4. Fourth of July is bigger than Christmas

    You know that at Lake Murray, Independence Day takes on a life of its own every year. Residents and visitors alike gather on the shoreline and on their boats to watch the boat parade along with not one, but TWO fireworks displays.

    The pyrotechnics are launched from Dreher and Spence islands and bring the entire lake together for a night of food, fireworks and patriotism. What could be better?

  5. The Spirit of Lake Murray has your heart

    Every time there is an occasion to celebrate, think of the Spirit of Lake Murray. The renowned dinner cruise is the perfect way to celebrate graduations, promotions, anniversaries and holidays.

    The cruise travels strategic routes around the lake’s 50,000 acres to showcase its beautiful islands, coves and scenery.

    (As of 12/2019 the Spirit of Lake Murray is being remodeled. Visit https://lakemurraycruises.com/ to find out the launch date)

Whether they are a Carolina or Clemson, locals agree that Lake Murray offers the best of lakeside living.

Residents, lake experts and real estate agents would tell you you’d be surprised at the variety of homes found on Lake Murray.

Homes on the Lake Murray market range anywhere from only $45,000 to more than $3,000,000, with more than 700 listings (and growing!), there is certainly a home for everyone! Learn more about Lake Murray homes

(reposted and adapted with permission from Lake Homes Realty)