Dreher Island State Park

(Boat Ramp at Lake Murray)

County

State

South Carolina

Latitude

34.08970

Longitude

-81.41322

Description

Dreher Island State Park spans three islands, 348 acres and provides access to 12 miles of Lake Murray shoreline. Visitors will find recreational water activities, nature trails and some of the best striped and large-mouth bass fishing spots, all only 30 miles from Columbia.  It has long been a popular location and launching spot for major, national fishing tournaments.


The park is located on and provides access to Lake Murray, a popular fishing and water recreation lake.


The park is home to a wide variety of animals observable in their natural environment. These include: white-tailed deer, grey squirrels, egrets, osprey, purple martins, Canadian geese and mallard ducks. Aquatic species found in Lake Murray include: hard/softshell turtles, striped bass, large/smallmouth bass, bream, crappie and catfish. Please note: there are no alligators in Lake Murray.


Wild geraniums may be seen growing throughout the park.

This information courtesy of SC Dept of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/dreherisland/introduction.aspx"


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