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 …

Lake Murray, South Carolina Weekend Planner – Day Trip Destinations

We have a new Events Calendar! See Lake Murray and Columbia Events on the weekend and throughout the week. View calendar DAY TRIP DESTINATIONS Ridgeway, South Carolina A short 45-minute drive from Lake Murray, the town of Ridgeway embodies the heart and soul of a small Southern town. Located off I-77 North, Ridgeway holds the …

SCDNR Director Receives Prestigious Award

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Director Alvin Taylor has been awarded the National Association of Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs Legacy Award. On November 14, 2018 Director Taylor was presented with the award for his dedication to conservation efforts. Read more and see photo: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/news/2018/nov/nov16_legacyaward.html  

Mystery Plants Spreading in Lake Murray Coves and What the Carp are Doing About it.

Live on Lake Murray? Have you boated on the lake recently? You may have noticed a lot of native aquatic plants on the shoreline. Much of this vegetation, southern naiad, is a primary food source for some of the waterfowl and invertebrates that call Lake Murray home. The triploid grass carp, stocked to control the hydrilla, …

October Drawdown of Lake Murray Scheduled

SCE&G Schedules October Drawdown of Lake Murray A drawdown of Lake Murray is scheduled to begin in October to control aquatic weeds and water quality. Lowering of the lake will continue until it reaches an elevation target in the 350-foot range by mid-December, remaining at that elevation until approximately the end of January 2019. Read …

Nature, Live Music, and Lake Cruises – See All There is to do at Lake Murray

Whether you want to observe the purple martins, listen to a live band on the lake, or take a sunset sail, Lake Murray, South Carolina offers it all! This is a growing list of events and activities available around Lake Murray. Many events are seasonal. Please visit each website (or click on the name) to …