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Lakefront Lake Murray w/ Dock, Boat Ramp, huge screened porch...

Lake Murray

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Prosperity

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South Carolina

3 3.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 1953   Year: 2014 Acres: 0.470  
Douglas Giesler, Agent

A NEW EXPRESSION OF STYLE........

Lake Murray

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Chapin

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South Carolina

5 6.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 7000   Year: 2011 Acres: 0.730  
Kit and Johnny Oswald, Broker

3202 SF home on Lake Murray is located in a private setting, on...

Lake Murray

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Leesville

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South Carolina

4 4.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 3202   Year: 2007 Acres: 0.940  
Sallie Chester, Agent

STUNNING HOME ON LAKE MURRAY WITH PRIVATE DOCK, BOAT LIFT, BOAT...

Lake Murray

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Prosperity

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South Carolina

3 2.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 2447   Year: 2000 Acres: 0.720  
Brent Downing, Agent

Create the canvas for your future home with a beautiful view...

Lake Murray

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Lexington

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South Carolina

Waterfront  Lot For Sale

Acres: 1.667  
Ashley Keisler, Agent

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME ON THIS 13.649 ACRES OF UNDEVELOPED LAND...

Lake Murray

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Prosperity

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South Carolina

Acreage For Sale

Acres: 13.649  
Brent Downing, Agent

Enter this beautiful brick antebellum home from street side...

Lake Murray

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Chapin

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South Carolina

3 4.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 2793   Year: 2004 Acres: 0.550  
Sandy Priester, Agent

LAKE MURRAY RESORT STYLE LIVING AT IT'S BEST! Amazing custom...

Lake Murray

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Chapin

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South Carolina

5 4.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 5058   Year: 1992 Acres: 0.460  
Brent Downing, Agent

GORGEOUS HOME NESTLED ON THE 15TH GREEN OF TIMBERLAKE GOLFCOURSE...

Lake Murray

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Chapin

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South Carolina

3 3.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 2294   Year: 1989 Acres: 0.330  
Brent Downing, Agent

Large, cleared lot on beautiful Lake Murray! This 1.86 acres...

Lake Murray

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Lexington

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South Carolina

Waterfront  Lot For Sale

Acres: 1.860  
Ashley Keisler, Agent

Located on a protected deep water cove with a big water view of...

Lake Murray

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Chapin

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South Carolina

2 2.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 1050   Year: 1960 Acres: 0.640  
Randy Walston, Agent

If you love to entertain this house is for you. The entire main...

Lake Murray

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Leesville

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South Carolina

3 4.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 3552   Year: 2018 Acres: 0.000  
Tammy Stout, Agent

GORGEOUS ALL BRICK HOME ON LAKE MURRAY WITH PRIVATE DOCK!...

Lake Murray

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Lexington

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South Carolina

4 2.5  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 3232   Year: Acres: 0.000  
Brent Downing, Realtor

GORGEOUS ALL BRICK HOME ON LAKE MURRAY WITH HUGE PRIVATE DOCK!...

Lake Murray

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Chapin

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South Carolina

5 4.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 3200   Year: 2004 Acres: 0.000  
Brent Downing, Realtor

STUNNING HOME ON LAKE MURRAY WITH BIG WATER VIEWS!...

Lake Murray

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Lexington

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South Carolina

4 2.5  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 4000   Year: 2008 Acres: 0.000  
Brent Downing, Realtor

Maintenance Free Condo with Marina View...

Lake Murray

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Columbia

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South Carolina

2 2.0  

Condo For Sale

Sq Ft: 1200   Year: 1984 Acres: 0.000  
Kathryn & Kyle Zellers, Realtor

This beautiful 133 acre peninsula is one of the only remaining...

Lake Murray

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Little Mountain

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South Carolina

Waterfront  Acreage For Sale

Acres: 133.000  

Experience some of the best views on Lake Murray with over 400...

Lake Murray

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Gilbert

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South Carolina

6 8.0  

Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 7318   Year: 2001 Acres: 0.560  

Prime property close in! Spectacular views of Lake Murray. Watch...

Lake Murray

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Chapin

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South Carolina

Waterfront  Lot For Sale

Acres: 1.380  

Prime property close in! Spectacular views of Lake Murray. Watch...

Lake Murray

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Chapin

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South Carolina

3 2.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 4321   Year: 1966 Acres: 1.380  
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Lake Murray Information

If you’re interested in lake properties for sale in South Carolina, set your sights on Lake Murray. Bordering Lexington, Irmo, and Chapin counties, Lake Murray is a 48,000-acre oasis for outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of leisure alike. Everyone is invited to experience Lake Murray for themselves, whether it’s by casting a fishing rod in a shady corner of shoreline, harnessing the wind to sail across the lake’s surface in record time, or simply by savoring a quiet moment with family and friends at sunset.

Boasting approximately 620 miles of shoreline, Lake Murray is not only renowned for its stunning landscapes, but also for its premium fishing. Anglers agree that this lake is the beating heart of South Carolina, providing some of the most varied and engaging fishing around. Bream, crappie, and striped and largemouth bass dominate the scene, challenging anglers to a lakeside showdown. If you want to face off against the striped bass, you’ll have to cross into their territory around the Dreher Shoals Dam and let your line down deep—around 60–80 feet. Hang out around (and beneath) the docks for a run-in with the bream, and remember that the best way into the crappies’ good graces is to come bearing gifts— live minnows seem to be their bait of choice these days.

If dueling fish isn’t your idea of a good time, Lake Murray still has you covered with countless activities to enjoy on and off the water. The Saluda River feeds Lake Murray, ensuring the water is continually crisp, clean, and irresistible. As such, lake homes for sale enjoy full access to the lake’s many beaches and amenities. Dozens of marinas, boat ramps, and landings dot the landscape, and numerous boat retailers and rental services are also onsite to make your lake experience complete. Dreher Island captivates the imagination with its secluded, adventure-seeker appeal. This 348-acre island features hiking trails, camping facilities, and everything you need for a fun-filled day trip.

Lake-view properties are also near Lake Murray’s many other key features, like its stunning array of wildlife. From July through August each year, Lake Murray plays host to the largest migration of Purple Martins in North America. Step outside in the evening and watch the birds fill the skies en route to Lunch Island, their own transitory retreat for the season. Celebrate birdies of another feather at any of Lake Murray’s many area golf courses. If you’d like to live on any of the fantastic neighboring golf courses, visit GolfHomes.com for property listings and details.

Lake Murray is only a short drive from such cultural hubs as Columbia and Lexington, South Carolina. Head into the state’s capital for a day on the town and still make it back in time for a nightcap on the lake.

Lake Murray is named after William Murray, the engineer who, with his partner T. C. Williams, conceived and persevered until "the world's largest earthen dam" at that time was finished. Their vision of harnessing hydroelectric power here and at the Santee Cooper project brought abundant electricity to the middle part of South Carolina. Work on the dam across the Saluda River was started on September 21, 1927 and was finished on June 30, 1930.

The river begins near the North Carolina border. As it runs to the sea, it fills Greenville Water reservoir, Greenwood Lake, and then Lake Murray. Past the dam, the Saluda joins the Congaree and Wateree rivers to flow to the Atlantic Ocean.

The dam itself was built over 200 feet tall. It runs a distance of a mile and a half across. The ground level of the dam is over a quarter of a mile thick. The lake that it forms is forty-one miles long and, in places, over fourteen miles wide. State Highway 6 runs along the top of the dam, giving a panoramic view of the water on one side and the layout of the SCE&G Power Plant below.

The lake has over 500 miles of shoreline, and forms an impoundment of over 50,000 acres. To make the building of the lake possible, more than 1000 tracts of land were acquired, and 5,000 people's homes were relocated. In its conception, it gave jobs and cheap electricity to the people of the Midlands of south Carolina, and in its enduring, gives them lasting beauty and enjoyment.

South Carolina Lakes.net provides information on all of lakes in the state. You can buy lake maps, see lake photos or purchase books on South Carolina outdoor recreation.
Are Jet Skis permitted on Lake Murray? Yes, Under 15 you have to take a class and get permit
Can you Swim in Lake Murray? Yes
What is the Water Quality at Lake Murray? Good
Are Boat Docks permitted at Lake Murray? Yes
Are Power Boats permitted at Lake Murray? Yes
What is the Lake Depth at Lake Murray? 358
What are the Nearby Cities to Lake Murray? COLUMBIA, SC 15 TO 30 MILES DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU ARE ON THE LAKE. Lake Murray is also surrounded by Chapin, Ballentine, Prosperity, Batesburg – Leesville, Saluda, Irmo, Gilbert and Lexington
What is the Closest Airport to Lake Murray? COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN AIRPORT(CAE
What are the Building restrictions at Lake Murray? VARIES FROM NONE TO PRETTY STRICT, DEPENDING ON COMMUNITY OR DEVELOPMENT. Varies from location and subdivisions etc. Some areas have no restrictions as to size or whether you may have manufactured or modular homes. Most new communities and a few older com

Lake Murray
Fishing Information

Crappie Hole 803-345-5606, 726 Amicks Ferry Rd, Chapin, SC 29036-9406

Fishunt Maps 803-345-5074, PO Box 86, Chapin, SC

Professional Fishing Guide 803-356-2286, Chapin, SC

Padgett's Bait & Tackle 864-445-7306, Highway 378, Batesburg, SC


Lake Murray
Boating Information

SCE&G maintains public access areas at the North and South ends of the dam. The one at the North end provides boat launch facilities.

Lake Murray Marina 803-781-1585, 1600 Marina Rd, Irmo, SC

Frick's Marine Service & Salvage 803-345-9632, 104 Lakemont Dr, Chapin, SC 29036-9540

Siesta Cove Marina-Campground 803-892-2978, 256 John Long Rd, Gilbert, SC 29054-9617

Just Add Water Inc (Boat Rental and Guides) 803-345-9682, 2164 Amicks Ferry Rd, Chapin, SC 29036-7922

Boat Yard 803-932-0266, 1006 Putnam Dr, Chapin, SC 29036-9784


Lake Murray
Camping Information

Dreher Island State Park 803-364-3530, 3677 State Park Rd, Prosperity, SC 29127-8449

Crooked Creek Park 803-345-6181, 1098 Old Lexington Hwy, Chapin, SC

Flea Market Campground 803-276-5602, 2221 Sc Highway 773, Prosperity, SC

Woodsmoke Campground & Propane 803-749-8748, 11300 Broad River Rd, Irmo, SC


Lake Murray
Local Area Businesses

Lake Murray is bordered by four counties: Richland. Lexington, Newberry and Saluda. Local towns include Irmo, Ballentine, Chapin and Lexington. The nearest major city is Columbia, some ten miles from the closest point on the lake.

Activities and Attractions

Golf nearby at Timberlake as well as a par three and driving range near Chapin.

Live theater in Chapin.

Lunch Island, also known as Doolittle Island or Bombing Range Island, in the middle of Lake Murray, is North America's first officially designated Purple Martin sanctuary. On summer evenings, boats gather at dusk to witness the spectacle of thousands and thousands of Purple Martins coming to the island to roost.

AerialVantage is a South Carolina-based business that publishes custom aerial photography and satellite imagery in poster format as art for your home and office.

Irmo, South Carolina Town History The origin of the place name "Irmo" tells the story of the railroad's influence. The town was incorporated on Christmas Eve of 1890 and grew up along the tracks of the Columbia Newberry and Laurens railroad on the high ridge between the rivers. The site was chosen because it was the precise distance from Columbia for refueling the wood-burning locomotives. The town was named by combining the first two letters of the names of two railroad company men, C.J. Iredell and H.C. Moseley.

Residential Design Services, Inc Offers design and drafting services for additions, remodels and custom homes. Samples available upon request. For more information please contact: James E. Smith - 803-951-3390


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