How Lake Murray in Columbia evolved from energy source to tourism hotspot

Written by on November 27, 2023

Lake Murray is a magnet for thousands of South Carolina residents – especially from the Midlands – as a convenient site for boating, fishing, family outings and enjoying nature.

Many locals who hang out there regularly may not realize that they’re sharing their beloved waters with visitors from all over the world who are rapidly turning the 94-year-old lake into one of the hottest tourism destinations in South Carolina – and the Southeast.

For proof, look no further than statistics released in late August by the Capital City/Lake Murray Country (CCLMC) Regional Tourism Board . . .

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