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Dominion announces opening date for Lake Murray public parks at the dam

Lake Murray, SC 04/03/2023 - Dominion Energy will open its Lake Murray public parks in Lexington for the 2023 recreation season beginning Wednesday, April 5.

The beach and recreation area on the Lexington side will remain open for the season through Labor Day, Sept. 4.

“Each year, Lake Murray is a beloved destination for visitors to enjoy their summer,” said Billy Chastain, manager of Lake Management for Dominion Energy South Carolina. “Safety is our main priority. While we want visitors to enjoy all the lake has to offer, we urge everyone to be careful while swimming and to follow boating safety rules.”

Parking fees will be $5 for all vehicles to partially offset the cost of maintenance, security, and improvements at the parks. Season passes can be purchased for $50 per vehicle. These fees will be collected from April 5 through Labor Day.

Lexington Side Beach and Recreation Area

  • Operating Hours: weekdays 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., weekends 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • No lifeguards on duty.

  • Pets are prohibited.

  • Alcohol is prohibited.

Irmo Side Boat-Launch Area

  • Accessible to the public 24 hours per day, year-round.

  • Swimming is not allowed.

  • Pets MUST be leashed.

  • Alcohol is prohibited.

For additional information about Lake Murray, call the Lake Management Office at 803-217-9221 or visit

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