• Lake Murray Water Level

    Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:15 AM 357.67 feet MSL Level is .33 feet below the normal high lake level of 358.00. (Full pool is 360.00 feet) source: http://murray.uslakes.info/Level/

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Lake Murray Boating Directory: Boat Dealers, Boat Rentals, & More

You can’t talk about Lake Murray without talking boats. Are you looking for a pontoon, tri-toon, speedboat, or a nice sailboat? We want to make the search a little easier. We will update this post with boat dealers, boat rentals, resources for safety information, public dock locations, and more.

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Boat Sales & Service

  1. Captain’s Choice Marinehttps://www.ccmarine.com/
    Boat dealer selling new and used boats near Lake Murray in Leesville, SC. Captain’s Choice marine serves Columbia, central South Carolina, and the surrounding areas. They are part of the OneWater Marine family of dealerships.

    3 Locations:
    Captain’s Choice Marine
    3216 Hwy. 378
    Leesville, SC 29070

    Captain’s Choice Used Boat Super Center
    3217 US Hwy. 378
    Leesville, SC 29070

    Captain’s Choice Marine – North Shore
    10439 Broad River Road
    Irmo, SC 29063

  2. MarineMaxhttps://www.marinemax.com/stores/columbia
    Yacht and boat sells, events, and tours. MarineMax is full service boating store located in Columbia, SC. Offering quality brands: Azimut, Galeon, Ocean Alexander, Aquila, Sea Ray, Harris, Boston Whaler, and NauticStar

    7459 Broad River Road
    Irmo, South Carolina 29063

  3. Mid-Carolina Marinehttps://www.midcarolinamarine.com/
    They offer a variety of quality new boats, pre-owned boats, and have a large service center and parts department. Located across the Congaree River from downtown Columbia and just 20 minutes from Lake Murray.

    718 Sunset Blvd.
    West Columbia, SC 29169

  4. Carolina Inboardhttps://www.carolinainboard.com/
    Boat dealer serving Columbia SC offering boat sales, service, parts, and marine accessories. Your go to place for inboard wake and ski boats service. They are a dealer for Manitou Pontoons, and carry Center Console and Offshore Fishing boats from Key West and Century Boats.

    1225 Bickley Road
    Irmo, South Carolina 29063

  5. Mountain Top Marinehttps://www.mountaintoprvmarinesc.com/
    They offer new and used boats, boating service and boat parts. They sell Bentley Pontoons by Encore boat builders and Crestliner Aluminum deck boats. They can service your outboard, inboard, or sterndrive. Mountain top Marina is a certified service center for Mercury and Yamaha. They offer a full line of parts and accessories.

    5028 Sunset Blvd
    Lexington, SC 29072

Boat Rentals

  1. Lake Murray Boat Rentalshttps://lakemurrayboatrentals.com/
    Located on Hwy 378, 20 minutes from Lexington, South Carolina. Lake Murray Boat Rentals offers a fleet of 13 rental boats, including pontoon boats that will hold up to 16 passengers.

    960 Rock N Creek Road
    Leesville, South Carolina 29070
  2. Better Boatinghttps://www.betterboatrental.com/
    Offering the area’s largest fleet of clean, well-maintained, newer model pontoon boats and ski boats. They also rent powerboats, kayak and paddleboards.

    2 Locations:
    Lake Murray Marina at Marina Bay, Irmo/Ballentine, SC
    The Peninsula at SouthShore Marina, Lexington/Leesville, SC
  3. Lake Murray Boat Club at Marina Bay – http://www.lakemurraymarinasc.com/tours-rentals/

    Just need a boat for the day, or looking for a membership opportunity? Check out Lake Murray Marina at Marina Bay. They are the Midlands’ only Boating Country Club® . Members enjoy perks such as unlimited use of the entire fleet of new recreational boats. Members also have use of complementary wakeboards, skis, knee boards, tubes, and kayaks.

    1600 Marina Road
    Irmo, SC 29063
  4. Lighthouse Marinahttp://www.lighthousemarinasc.com/pontoon-rentals.html

    Lighthouse Marina offers pontoon boat rentals available for weekend, daily and hourly rates.

    1925 Johnson Marina Road
    Chapin, SC 29036


  1. Buffalo Creek Marina (Prosperity) – http://www.buffalocreekmarina.com/
  2. Jakes Landing Marina (Lexington)https://www.jakeslanding.com/
  3. Lake Murray Marina at Marina Bay (Irmo) – http://www.lakemurraymarinasc.com/
  4. Lighthouse Marina (Chapin)http://www.lighthousemarinasc.com/
  5. SouthShore Marina (Leesville)http://www.southshoresc.com/

Public Boat Ramps/Docks

  1. Dominion Energy – Irmo Side
    Open Year Round – 24 Hours
    Fees: only apply from April to Labor Day
    $3 Cars & Trucks
    $2 Motorcycles
    $5 Passenger Vans
    Season Pass may be purchased at the park for $45 per car.

    Amenities: Boat Launch, Picnic Facilities, Fishing Docks, Restrooms
    Prohibited: Alcoholic Beverages, Pets must be on a leash
  2. Hilton Recreation Area (Lexington County)
    Cove Launch Ct, Chapin, SC 29036
  3. Lake Murray Dam North Recreational Area (Lexington County)
    2101 N Lake Dr, Columbia, SC 29212
    1 boat ramp
  4. Larry Koon Boat Landing (Lexington County) https://www.lcrac.com/Default.aspx?tabid=362881
    Shull Island Rd., Gilbert, SC 29054
  5. Rocky Point Recreation Area (Lexington County)
    411 Rocky Ramp Dr, Chapin, SC 29036
  6. Dreher Island State Park (Newberry County) https://southcarolinaparks.com/dreher-island
    3 boat ramps that provide private boat access to Lake Murray
  7. Kempsons Bridge Boat Ramp (Newberry County) https://www.newberrycountychamber.com/recreation
    Saluda, SC 29138
  8. Sunset Recreation Area (Newberry County) https://www.newberrycountychamber.com/recreation
    536 Sunset Road Prosperity, SC 29127
  9. Murray Shores/SCE&G #3 (Saluda County)
    Leesville, SC 29070
  10. Riverbend/SCE&G #4 Boat Landing (Saluda County)
    844 Riverbend Point, Leesville, SC 29070

Boat Safety

  1. Boater Education – The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Boater Education Program offer FREE instrucotr-led lessons, or online self-study course for $34.95
  2. America’s Boating Course -America’s Boating Club of Lake Murray offers boat safety certification in-person or through self-study.