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Lake Murray, SC - Information and Marinas

Lake Murray is a reservoir in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It is approximately 50,000 acres (200 km²) in size, and has roughly 500 miles (800 km) of shoreline.
It was impounded in the late 1920s to provide hydroelectric power to the state of South Carolina.
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Lake Murray is fed by the Saluda River, which flows from upstate South Carolina near the North Carolina state line. The Saluda Dam (officially the Dreher Shoals Dam) was an engineering feat at the time of its construction. The dam, using the native red clay soil and bedrock, was the largest earthen dam in the world when it was completed in 1930. Lake Murray itself is named after the project's chief engineer, William S. Murray. The Saluda Dam is approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long and 220 feet (67 m) high. Lake Murray is 41 miles (66 km) long, and 14 miles (23 km) wide at its widest point. At the time when the lake was finished, it was the world's largest man-made reservoir.

Since its construction, Lake Murray has been the focal point of the region. Many different communities in four counties are all tied to the lake, and the local history has as much to do with the lake as the lake has to do with the local history. Considering Lake Murray now covers an area that was once populated, the story of what lies beneath its surface is the story of Lake Murray itself.

In addition to serving as a source of hydroelectric power for the region, the lake has become a recreational attraction, with fishing and boating being popular activities. Also, Dreher Island State Recreation Area, located in the Western part of the lake, provides multiple activities—all focused on the lake. Read the rest here at Wikipedia...

 


Marinas on Lake Murray

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Acapulco, USA -- 803-667-4716
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Adams Campground -- 803.532.6334
 
 
Buck's Marine --
1701 Dreher Island Rd.Chapin, SC29036-7714
-- 803.945.0033
 
 
Captain's Choice Marina
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Dreher Island State Park & Tackle Shop --
19 Park Marina Drive, Newberry, SC29108
-- 803.364.3530
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Eptings Camp -- 803.345.5167
 
 
Holiday Shores Point -- 803.532.5208
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Hollands's Marina -- 803.364.9353
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Jake's Landing --
2 Jakes Landing Road, Lexington, SC29072
-- 803-359-9268
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Lighthouse Marina -- 803.749.1554
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Little River Marina -- 125 Big Mans Road, Leesville, SC29070 -- 803-532-4770
 
 
Marshall's Marina -- 803.604.1313
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Putnams Landing --
1201 Putnam Drive, Chapin, SC29036
-- 803-345-3040
 
 
RiverWinds Landing -- 803.957.2484
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Robinson's Lakeside Marina -- Highway 378, Leesville, SC29070 -- 803-532-4231
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SaludaRiver Resort --
1283 Saluda River Road
Unit H, Silverstreet, SC29145 -- 803-276-7917
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Siesta Cove Landing -- 803.892.2978
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Snelgrove Landing --
218 Snelgrove Landing Road, Lexington, SC29072
-- 803-359-6449
 
 
SouthShoreMarina -- 803.532.4231
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Turner's Landing -- 803.359.0644

 


Blackwater Marine is located in Irmo, SC - near beautiful Lake Murray!
If you can't get your boat to us, we’ll come to you. Blackwater Marine offers a
full service mobile boat repair and boat transport service.

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10019 Broad River Rd.
Irmo SC, 29063
Phone: 803-217-3057
Fax: 803-749-8866