Dreher Island State Park
3677 State Park RD | Prosperity, SC 29127 | Phone: 803-364-4152 | Fax: 803-364-0756 | dreherisland@scprt.com

Things To Do

Access to Lake MurrayHiking Trails at Dreher Island


  • Fishing Information : Enjoy fishing in Lake Murray for several species of bass including largemouth and stripers, catfish, bream, crappie and yellow perch. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

  • Tournament Facilities : There are three shelters available for fishing tournament use. Wi-fi access is included at these facilities. If you are interested in reserving these shelters or holding a fishing tournament at the park please contact the park directly.


  • Boating and Boat Access : Three boat ramps provides private boat access to Lake Murray.

  • In-Water Refueling : Yes


  • Wireless Internet Access : Complimentary wi-fi access is available at the Visitor Center, the fishing tournament shelters and at all five villas for park guests. Please check inside the Visitor Center for password information.

  • Playground Equipment : Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop : The park store is open daily. The store includes souvenirs, limited grocery items, snacks, ice, fishing and camping supplies, bait, firewood and in-water refueling. SC fishing licenses may also be purchased at our park store. If you have any questions concerning park store hours of operation, please contact the park directly.

  • Picnic Shelters : Yes
  • Playground : Three playgrounds are located on the park. One near the Visitor Center, one on White Oak Lane and the third in Camping Area B.

  • Swimming : Swimming is permitted in Lake Murrary. The park has NO designated swimming area. All swimming is at your own risk.

  • Bird Watching : The purple martins can be viewed at the park from June through late Aug.

  • Geocaching : Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. All new geocaches must be registered at the park office. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Scuba Diving : Scuba diving is permitted in Lake Murray, but the park does not have rental equipment. Please contact the park office for permit and other information if you plan on scuba diving.


  • Hiking Trails : From the Community Building, guests can enjoy a relaxing walk along the .25-mile Billy Dreher Nature Trail.

    From shelter #7 and #8 parking lot, guests can experience a moderate 2.1-mile hike along the Little Gap Trail. In addition to these two hiking trails a .33-mile multi-use trail exits through the middle of State Park Loop. This trail is designated for bike and foot traffic only.