Here's a short list of popular activities found on and around the lake:
Pontooning and Recreational Boating
Pontooning is a slow paced leisurely family activity well suited for picnics on the water, visiting friends and neighbors, and casual fishing. Many call this "relaxin' on the water". No pontoon? Any boat that floats will do!
Whether a casual fisherman or a serious pro, this nationally recognized fishing spot offers a variety of species to suit your style. Here you'll find striped bass, largemouth bass, crappie, bream, catfish, perch, and more - all waiting to jump in the boat! (Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.)
From sunning on your dock to swinging in your shaded hammock - just feel the breeze and hear the water as you drift away.
Sailing and Yachting
Compete in a regatta, join a sailing and yachting club, or set sail alone with your cutter. Abandon the "true wind" and sail Lake Murray.
Put your clubs in your boat and navigate your way over to Timberlake Golf Course - Lake Murray's only waterfront golf course. "I think I'll play another nine!"
Every evening during the summer, dozens of boats gather around Bomb Island (North America's first official Purple Martin sanctuary) to watch the spectacle as thousands of Purple Martins come to roost. No one is sure why this ritual occurs, but it's wonderful to behold and a nice way to spend an evening.
Not to mention...
Camping, swimming, sight-seeing, water skiing, jet skiing, scuba diving and more.