Friday, April 1, 2011

Public Parks at Dreher Shoals Dam Now Open

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company’s public parks on the Lexington and Irmo sides of the dam at Lake Murray will open April 1 for the 2011 season. The boat-launching park on the Irmo side will remain open through Sept. 5 (Labor Day). The beach/recreation area on the Lexington side will remain open through Sept. 11.

Operating hours will be from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday until May 3, after which the parks will stay open until 8 p.m. Weekend and holiday hours are from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Lake Murray Fun!

Visitors to the park on the Lexington side of the dam are reminded that the beach will not be staffed with lifeguards. The beach is a swim-at-your-own-risk area.   The public boat launch has three ramps and is open 24 hours a day. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at both park sites. Restrooms and picnic facilities are also available at both park sites.

Parking fees are charged during normal operating hours to help offset the cost of maintenance, security and improvements at the parks. Fees for motorcycles are $2. Car and truck fees are $3. The fee for buses is $5. Season passes can be purchased for $45 per vehicle. There is no cost to park at the boat-launching site on the Irmo side after hours – before the park opens or after it closes.

Please play and boat safely on Lake Murray this year!

Mel Coker
RE/MAX Metro Associates
Lake Murray's Realtor - "I Live on the Lake!"
Lake Murray Website  |  Columbia, SC Real Estate
(803) 223-6214

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