Information about Lake Murray

Lake Murray is located in the heart (center) of SC just west of Columbia. This 48,000 acre lower piedmont reservoir is owned by Dominion Energy and was constructed in the late 1920’s to produce hydroelectric power. At completion the lake’s 1.6 mile dam was the largest earthen dam in the world. The lake supplies the water for the 205MW Saluda hydroelectric facility.

Visitors to Lake Murray can enjoy a wide variety of water sports including boating, swimming as well as other outdoor recreational activities.

Miles of Shoreline: 620
Acres of Surface Water: 48,579
Counties Lake is Within: Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Saluda
Average Depth: 41.5 feet
Maximum Depth: Approximately 200 feet
Owned and Managed by: Dominion Energy
Lake Murray Brochure (PDF) – file size 3M)