Lake Murray

Dam at SC Hwy 6

Irmo, SC 29063

Get Directions

Phone: (803) 781-5940

City: Irmo

Region: Midlands

Visit Website Visit Website

Lake Murray

Lake Murray is a 50,000-acre man-made lake in the Midlands of South Carolina. It is operated by South Carolina Electric and Gas Company and is known for striped bass fishing and summer water sports. Public access is through public parks near the dam, public boat ramps and marinas, and Dreher Island State Recreation Area. Each summer, an estimated flock of over one million Purple Martins fill the predawn and evening skies, establishing their seasonal roost at Bomb Island, located in the middle of the lake. The island is the site of the first official sanctuary in North American designated solely for roosting Purple Martins.

You might also like:

Food & Drink
Coast

Leesville

Midlands

Midlands

The
Midlands Region

Learn More
Overlooking the waters of Lake Murray, a red barn sits hidden by the shade of old oak trees. This picturesque setting is the Hollow Creek Distillery, which continues the southern tradition of making handcrafted moonshine. Call to set up your tour and...
Central Carolina Food and Wine Festival
Coast

Columbia

Midlands

Midlands

The
Midlands Region

Learn More
The Central Carolina Food and Wine Festival is the Midland’s premiere wine event. Join us each year in April for the Gala Event, which is sure to please every taste and budget. Guests will enjoy an impressive selection of domestic and international...
Historic Columbia | Group Tours
Coast

Columbia

Midlands

Midlands

The
Midlands Region

Learn More
Historic Columbia is happy to arrange a private guided tour for your group of 10 or more with advance registration. Group tours start at $150 flat fee or $6 per person for groups of more than 10. To learn more and schedule your group today, contact...
The Gourmet Shop
Coast

Columbia

Midlands

Midlands

The
Midlands Region

Learn More
The Gourmet Shop in Five Points opened in 1979 and is a specialty food and wine retail store with an small café. The Gourmet Shop features an extensive menu offering favorites such as their famous chicken salad sandwich and brie and bacon croissant. They...
Columbia Museum Of Art
Coast

Columbia

Midlands

Midlands

The
Midlands Region

Learn More
Located in the heart of downtown Columbia, S.C., the Columbia Museum of Art ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and creative educational programs. At the heart of the CMA and its...
Drip on Main
Coast

Columbia

Midlands

Midlands

The
Midlands Region

Learn More
Drip on Main serves high quality coffee, pour-over coffees, and espresso-based drinks in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Breakfast and lunch menus are also available.