DYK (Did You Know?)
- Lake Murray is a reservoir in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It is approximately 50,000 acres (200 km2) in size, and has roughly 500 miles (800 km) of shoreline.
- The Saluda Dam (officially the Dreher Shoals Dam) was an engineering feat at the time of its construction. The dam, using the native red clay soil and bedrock, was the largest earthen dam in the world when it was completed in 1930.
- At the time when the lake was finished, it was the world’s largest man-made reservoir.
- Lake Murray is located in the midlands of South Carolina; just a few miles north of Columbia, the state capital.
- Lake Murray has one state park, and several bait/tackle shops, marinas, motels, boat ramps, and boat tours of the lake
- The lake is known for its striper and bass fishing