South Carolina is home to over 20 major lakes. Why is Lake Murray the best lake to choose to live, play, and vacation? Here’s 5 reasons:
Known for its bass fishing, Lake Murray is one of the most productive lakes in the Southeast for largemouth bass and striped bass. It has been the host for numerous fishing competitions throughout the year including the Big Bass Classic, Carolina Bass Challenge, and CATT Lake Murray Tournament.
Looking for the best fishing on Lake Murray? Check out our fishing guide with a list of USCG approved legal guides that fish Lake Murray
Dreher Island State Recreation Area is just one of the many places around the Lake Murray area to enjoy fishing, boating, camping, swimming, and hiking. The lake also offers 2 public park areas that are open from April to September. These parks offer swimming, picnic areas, and fishing docks. Find out more about the public parks, click here
- Real Estate
Lake Murray real estate is regarded as the 3rd largest market in South Carolina for lake homes and lake lots. Buyers can typically find 280 Lake Murray homes for sale, and 360 lake lots and land for sale. Lake Murray provides a variety of homes whether you are looking for a primary or secondary home. Prices range from weekenders, or smaller houses, starting at $150,000 to larger multi-million dollar properties. See available properties
- Restaurants & Entertainment
A few minutes in any direction from the Lake, you can find Columbia, SC, the state capital, small towns, and lots of culture. Main street Columbia offers 50 different dining options, the Columbia Museum of Art, over 4 theatre groups, and cultural festivals throughout the year. Small towns around the lake include Newberry with the Newberry Opera House, the Icehouse Amphitheater in Lexington, and Saluda Shoals Park in Irmo. Check out our home page for links to events & more.
Looking for a vacation rental or camping site around Lake Murray? There are a lot of options whether you want to experience luxury living at the lake, glamping, traditional camping, or you need somewhere to park your RV. Check out our list of locations around the lake, click here.