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Lake Murray Public Parks and Boat Ramps

This page provides information about public boat ramps and parks on Lake Murray in Lexington, Saluda and Newberry counties. The information on this page was compiled from sciway3.com, the State Newspaper site, and SouthCarolinaParks.com,  all of which we recommend:

Larry Koon Landing

Facilities: free boat ramp,  picnic tables, public restrooms 
Take US #378 west of Lexington, SC, then follow the signs to the “Lake Murray Access”. Turn right onto Shore Road, then right onto Shull Island Road. Larry Koon Landing is just past the bridge to Shull Island

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SCEG North Recreation Area

Facilities: public restrooms, picnic tables, shelters, fishing piers, boat ramp. 
Hours: Monday - Friday: 11:00a-8:00p, Saturday - Sunday: 10:00a-8:00p 
Directions: At North Lake Drive and Bush River Road. From I-26, go west on exit 102 (Lake Murray Boulevard) 4 miles.

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Hilton Recreation Area

Facilities: Picnic tables, shelters, public restrooms, boat ramp
6:00a - 10:00p
Directions: Take I-26 to exit #91, then go south on Columbia Ave. (#48) 1.8 miles (2.9 km.) into the town of Chapin. Turn left onto Old Lexington Highway and go southeast 4.4 miles (7.0 km.). Turn right onto Wessinger Road and follow this road until you see the recreation area entrance.

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Bundrick Island

FacilitiesHiking trails, swimming.  But be aware --- no public restrooms available, no parking available (accessible by car or bike)
Hours: always open
Take I-20 to exit #51 and go north on Longs Pond Road 5.5 miles (8.9 km.). (The road changes names twice.) Turn left onto Old Cherokee Road, then turn right onto Brady Porth Road, which leads up to the gate.
Follow US #378 west out of the town of Lexington. Turn right 2.0 miles (3.3 km.) beyond where US #1 and US #378 split and go north on Wise Ferry Road 0.8 miles (1.3 km.). Turn left and follow Old Cherokee Road 2.3 miles (3.7 km.) northwest. Turn right onto Brady Porth Road, which leads up to the gate.

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Facilities: public restrooms, picnic tables, fishing, boat ramp
Directions: Take US #378 west out of Columbia, past Lexington, and follow the signs to SCE&G park

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Dreher Island State Recreation Area
3677 State Park RD
Prosperity, SC

3677 State Park RD
Prosperity,SC 29127
Phone: (803) 364-4152
Fax: (803) 364-0756
Its 348 acres and 12 miles of shoreline provide guests with a variety of outdoor water recreation opportunities. The park offers lakeside camping, picnicking, lakeside villas and a nature trail.
Facilities: public restrooms, picnic tables, shelters, playground, store, hiking trails, primitive camping, campsites with facilities, lakeside camping, vacation cabins, fishing, boat ramp 
Hours: 6:00a - 6:00p
Directions: Take I-26 to exit #85, which is “SC #202 - Little Mountain”. Go south on SC #202 2.9 kilometers. Turn right and go west on US #76 0.9 km. Turn left onto Wheeland Road (#20) and go south 9.6 km. Turn left onto Macedonia Church Road (#26) and go southeast 2.0 km. Turn left onto Dreher Island Road (#15) and go east 0.9 km. Turn right onto State Park Road (#571), and follow this road to Dreher Island.

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