‘LAKE MURRAY NATION’
Discover Lake Murray, SC & Surrounding Area
Chapin, SC – The Capital Of Lake Murray
Timberlake Country Club
Timberlake Country Club is the only full-service golf club located on beautiful Lake Murray. Enjoy a wonderful clubhouse with a full-service restaurant, one of the finest golf courses in the region, tennis, a beautiful pool, and a top-of-the-line fitness center. Come by car, come by boat (free docking at the Timberlake Marina).
Lake Murray Dam
The Lake Murray Dam Walkway is a walking pathway directly across the top of the Dreher Shoals Dam along S.C. Highway 6. It’s a popular place for walking and jogging. The distance is 1.7 miles each way for a total walk of 3.4 miles. The walkway offers spectacular views of Lake Murray and even the downtown Columbia skyline 11 miles away. This pathway was completed after the construction of the new backup dam at Dreher Shoals Dam on Lake Murray (in 2005) and with the widening of S.C. Highway 6 across the top of the dam (in 2007). If you walk on a hot day, be sure to take a cap or hat, sunglasses, and water.
Lake Murray Marina at Marina Bay
Drive through the Marina Bay entrance and our dockhands will be awaiting your arrival to assist you with any needs you may have. Customer Service is our passion and our staff is trained to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience each and every time you visit the Marina. Whether you desire fishing, recreational boating, or simply a relaxing weekend getaway, we will provide you with the gateway to these luxuries and more.
The Marina features exceptional floating & covered boat slips, 24-hour security, a ship store, gas dock, and a robust dockside community. Slips range from side ties, half-slips, covered slips and 26-foot floating dock slips to 90-foot outside tie slips on the Marina’s multiple floating docks.
Marina Bay offers the boat slips and services of Lake Murray Marina, as well as boat rentals at Better Boat Rental and boat club memberships at Lake Murray Boat Club. As soon as guests are off the water, they will be able to stroll over to Liberty Tap Room on the Lake for signature gourmet burgers, a full bar, and outdoor, elevated seating that will have brilliant sunset views.
Lake Murray Adventures & Tours
Captain Andrew Colton started Lake Murray Adventures while attending school at the University of South Carolina. Lake Murray Adventures is a brand from Lake Murray Cruises, LLC. All of our captains have a unique understanding of Lake Murray & the surrounding area. Lake Murray Adventures offers pontoon boat tours for those wanting to sit and view nature or those looking to get their hands dirty and experience nature. Relaxing or Adventuring, we offer a tour of Lake Murray for everyone.
Private Guided Pontoon Boat Tours of Lake Murray. Located at the Hollow Creek Marina just 35 minutes outside of Columbia, South Carolina. Whether you are visiting Columbia / Midlands looking for a tour in the area or are a current resident, Lake Murray Adventures provides fun and safe private guided pontoon boat tours of Lake Murray.
Lake Murray Boat Club
More Boats, More Fun, Less Money
What’s the best part of boating? Getting Out on the Lake! Members of the Lake Murray Boat Club have enjoyed over 14,000 outings on Lake Murray during our first eight years in business. Our Members have enjoyed more boats and had more fun while paying less money than if they had purchased their own new boat.
How it Works
When Boat Club Members arrive at the marina, their boat is ready and waiting fueled up and stocked with all of their requested water toys! They climb in and take off! The club owns the boats and pays the slip rent, licensing, maintenance, and boat insurance expenses, PLUS boats are regularly replaced with new boats.
Lake Murray Resort & Marina
Lake Murray Resort and Marina are exclusive to our vacationing guests and lake club members only. We aim to gather members who are seeking a less crowded, family-oriented lake destination. As a member, you’ll enjoy all our lakefront amenities and be treated to resort service on every visit.
The Spirit of Lake Murray
Private Charters take up 80% of our available calendar. Public Cruises take up 20%. Public Cruise tickets can be purchased from our website.
Private Charters are anything from Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, Corporate Parties, Promotion Events, History Lunch Tours, Family Reunions, Birthday Parties, etc. Private Charters are best for groups of ~40 – 120 people.
Popular Public Cruises include; Purple Martin Tours, Concert Dinners, Sunset Cruises, Sightseeing Lunches, Sunday Brunches, History Tours, etc. Public Cruises are great for single passengers, couples, or small groups. Have a small group? You should inquire about the Admiral’s Room.
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 2,000 magnificent and fascinating animals and one of the nation’s most beautiful and inspiring botanical gardens. The lush 170-acre site features dynamic natural habitat exhibits, scenic river views, spectacular valley overlooks and significant historic landmarks.
EdVenture Children’s Museum
The largest children’s museum in the Southeast United States, located in Columbia, South Carolina
EdVenture is a not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to creating new generations of lifelong learners through museum experiences, afterschool programming, and camps.
Helping shape a new generation of people who love to learn is at the core of all we do. In fact, our mission is to inspire children, youth and the adults who care about them to experience the joy of learning as individuals, as families, and as a community.
The Historic Newberry Opera House
The Newberry Opera House has been the heart of Newberry County for more than 100 years, serving both as the cultural center of the region and, more recently, as the home for the City’s fire, police, transportation, and municipal services. Built in 1882, the historic structure’s French Gothic clock tower dominates the City’s skyline and has, since its construction, been a landmark for the area.
In its prime, the Opera House was an artistic lodestar, drawing the nation’s best performers to South Carolina. Visiting groups included theatrical troupes, burlesque acts, musical groups, and performers ranging from Tallulah Bankhead to Tex Ritter. Even members of the famous Barrymore family are said to have performed in the historic structure.
Although the majestic performance space has been dark for decades, until 1994, the main floor of the Opera House housed City offices. Structurally sound and culturally significant, the Opera House has been restored by both local residents and national specialists in theater restoration.