Dreher Island State Park

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Dreher Island State Park
Dreher Island State Park is located in South Carolina
Dreher Island State Park
Site of area in U.S. state of South Carolina
Nearest cityChapin, South Carolina
Coordinates34°4′56″N 81°24′13″W / 34.08222°N 81.40361°W / 34.08222; -81.40361Coordinates: 34°4′56″N 81°24′13″W / 34.08222°N 81.40361°W / 34.08222; -81.40361
Area348 acres (1.4 km2)
Camp sitesRegular campgrounds, primitive boat-in, and RV sites are available
Hiking trails3

Dreher Island State Park is in central South Carolina roughly 30 miles (48 km) from the state's capital of Columbia. It occupies all of the largest island in 50,000-acre (202 km2) Lake Murray, a reservoir of the Saluda River.

The park offers boating, hiking, camping, fishing for largemouth bass and other fish, picnic areas and spaces for large group meetings. The park also contains several lodging options, including villas and cabins

It was first leased from SCE&G (now SCANA) in 1970, who built the Dreher Shoals Dam, creating Lake Murray. Today it is a largely heavily wooded island with the only access being a bridge on its Northern side.

The park is named after the former owner of island, Billy Dreher.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Dreher Island State Park". The Charlotte Observer. April 8, 2016. Retrieved July 3, 2018.

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