SCE&G’s public parks on Lake Murray open for the season

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By Crysty Vaughan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – SCE&G’s parks on the Lexington and Irmo sides of the dam at Lake Murray are now open for the 2013 season.

The boat-launching park on the Irmo side will remain open through Labor Day. The beach/recreation area on the Lexington side will remain open through Sept. 13.

Operating hours will be Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. until May 4, after which the park will stay open until 8 p.m. Weekend and holiday hours are from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Parking fees are charged during normal operating hours to partially offset the cost of maintenance, security and improvements at the parks. Fees for motorcycles are $2. Car and truck fees are $3. The fee for buses is $5. Season passes can be purchased for $45 per vehicle.

The public boat launch has two ramps and is open 24 hours a day. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Restrooms and picnic facilities are available. For additional information, call SCE&G’s Lake Management Department at 803-217-9221.

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