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The Midlands and Upstate Sights

Lake Murray

  • 2184 N. Lake Dr. Map It
  • Columbia
  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Updated 10/15/2014

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This 41-mi-long lake has swimming, boating, picnicking, and superb fishing. There are many marinas and campgrounds in the area. A 1.7 mile pedestrian walkway stretches accross the Dreher Shoals Dam offering panoramic views. The lake is off Interstate 26, 15 mi west of Columbia. In summer a massive flock of purple martins turns the sky nearly black at sunset, when the birds return to their roost on Bomb Island.

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2184 N. Lake Dr., Columbia, South Carolina, 29212, United States

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Updated 10/15/2014


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