Lake Murray Parks Opening for 2019 Recreation Season

CAYCE, S.C. — The two public parks at Lake Murray will open for the 2019 recreation season Wednesday, April 10. The boat-launch area on the Irmo side of the dam and the beach area on the Lexington side will remain open through Friday, Sept. 6.
“We’re proud to provide safe public spaces where people can enjoy Lake Murray,” said Billy Chastain, who manages the parks. “We encourage everyone to keep safety top of mind as they prepare to visit the lake. Now is the time to brush up on boating safety laws, make sure you have enough life jackets and make any other preparations that will help keep you and others safe.”
Parking fees at both park sites are charged during normal operating hours to partially offset the cost of maintenance, security and improvements at the parks. Fees at both parks are $2 for motorcycles, $3 for cars or trucks and $5 for passenger vans. Season passes can be purchased for $45 per vehicle.
For additional information, call the lake management office at 803-217-9221 or visit
Lexington Side Beach and Recreation Area
Open April 10 to Sept. 7
Operating Hours:
Mon. – Fri. (until May 1) 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Mon. – Fri. (May 1 and after) 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat., Sun. and Holidays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Amenities: Picnic facilities, swimming (no lifeguard on duty), restrooms.
Prohibited: Alcoholic beverages, pets.

Irmo Side Boat-Launch Area
Accessible to public year-round, 24 hours per day. Fees only apply from April 4 through Labor Day.
Amenities: Boat launch, picnic facilities, fishing docks, restrooms.
Prohibited: Alcoholic beverages, pets not on leashes.

About SCE&G
Based in Cayce, S.C., South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion Energy. The regulated public utility is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 731,000 customers in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 379,000 customers throughout the state. Please visit to learn more.

About Dominion Energy
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/export services. As one of the nation's leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 60 percent by 2030. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed nearly $35 million in 2018 to community causes. Please visit to learn more.


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