Maximum Length: 41 Miles
Maximum Width: 14 Miles
50,000 Surface Acres
Maximum Depth: 200 Feet
500 Miles of Shoreline
The Dreher Shoals Dam was completed in 1930.
At that time it held the world’s record of the largest earthen dam, in turn, creating the world’s largest man-made reservoir.
Lake Murray is named after the projects chief engineer William S. Murray.
Lake Murray is the site of North America's first officially designated Purple Martin sanctuary.
Since its construction, Lake Murray has been the focal point of the region.
Many different communities in four counties are all tied to the lake, and the local history has as much to do with the lake as the lake has to do with the local history.
Considering Lake Murray now covers an area that was once populated, the story of what lies beneath its surface is the story of Lake Murray itself.