After a frantic working week comes the weekend when people want to relax, repose and amuse themselves. One can meditate, go for walk with the partner or go for a family picnic or simply read a book. One must visit Lake Murray. Lake Murray is the jewel of South Carolina which is named after William Murray, the engineer and his partner conceived and preserved the earthen dam. They had a vision of harnessing hydroelectric power here.

Lake is 41 miles long and 14 miles at its widest point. 520 miles of shoreline, which is more shoreline than the entire Atlantic coastline in South Carolina. This is 15 miles northwest of Columbia.

Lake Murray is one of the best lakes of South Carolina, bordering Lexington, Chapin and Irmo and only a short drive from Downtown of Columbia. Each year thousands of people enjoy a day on Lake Murray whether it is boating, fishing or bird watching. The most amazing thing is the sunset at Lake Murray. Rent out a vacation home at the weekend and enjoy the experience of living nearby a natural foliage. Not only is Lake Murray a boating, skiing and swimming paradise, it also has the best fishing in the town. Lake Murray is also a home for the most majestic wildlife. The most interesting are migrating Purple Martins which could be seen from first week of July through the end of August. Imagine the sunset and the sky is full of with the flock of birds. This is truly one of Mother Nature’s gifts.

Climb aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray and celebrate- well anything! The spirit of Lake Murray is a spectacular spirit cruise which is a wonderful venue for sightseeing or celebrates any event like Halloween or Christmas Lights. Spirit of Lake Murray offers a one hour ride for sightseeing and offers a great variety of food with live music.

Great to relax, but humans have to do there part and keep it clean.