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Dreher Island

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ALL camping, camper cabin & villa guests should check-in at the Tackle Shop before proceeding to their cabin, villa or campsite.

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M-Su dawn to dusk


8am-5pm, daily

7am-5pm daily (extended during peak season)

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$3 adults; $1.50 SC seniors; $1 children age 6-15; age 5 & younger free

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Beginning January 1, 2020, pets will be allowed in camper cabins 2-5. Pets are not allowed in the villas or the villa areas. Pets are allowed in most other outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife. Pets are not allowed in the camper cabin area prior to January 1, 2020.

Dreher Island State Park  Has Wifi

Wifi Available

Dreher Island State Park  Has EV Charging Station

EV Charging Station

Dreher Island State Park


Things To Do

  • 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.

  • Tackle Loaner Program: This park participates in the Tackle Loaner Program sponsored by the SC Dept. of Natural Resources. Rods and reels are available for loan at the park store.

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

  • Boating: Yes
  • In-Water Refueling: Yes
  • Boat Ramp: Yes
  • Wireless Internet Access: Complimentary wi-fi access is available at the Visitor Center and the fishing tournament shelters. Please check inside the Visitor Center for password information.

  • 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.

  • Playground Equipment: Yes
  • 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 from Bomb Island (accessible by boat from Dreher Island) 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.

  • Birding: Yes
  • Hiking Trails: From the Community Building, guests can enjoy a relaxing walk along the 0.25-mile Billy Dreher Nature Trail.

    Starting from the kiosk on Yellow Poplar Drive, 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.

  • Hiking: Yes


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