Dominion Energy will reopen a Lake Murray recreation area to visitors on a limited capacity. Located immediately south of the Lake Murray Dam, Park Site 1 has been closed since the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting South Carolina last year. Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,Continue Reading

The mayors of the lakeside towns of Chapin, Irmo, and Lexington, as well as the City of Columbia, have issued proclamations in support of National Safe Boating Week, May 22-28, to help promote the official launch of the 2021 Safe Boating Campaign. This yearlong campaign promotes the value of voluntary,Continue Reading

Local Company offers guided kayak tours of the Park. Carolina Outdoor Adventures began operating in the Spring of 2015. The company was started by Billy Easterbrooks after several years of hosting kayaking trips and event planning for friends. “We started with guided kayaking trips on the Congaree River and areContinue Reading

If you’ve made the leap into investing in a better quality of life with a boat, you’re hopefullyprepared for some upfront costs. When you’re on Lake Murray soaking up the sun with friends and family this spring and summer, it will be clear that the expense was well worth it!Continue Reading

The South Carolina State Museum is celebrating the holiday season with new shopping opportunities in The Cotton Mill Exchange and discounted children’s admission, from November 27-29, over the Black Friday Weekend. Guests are invited to explore four floors of exhibition galleries and experience holiday shows, such as Rudolph the Red-NosedContinue Reading

The South Carolina State Museum has announced the opening of its new exhibition, Early American Face Vessels from the George H. Meyer Collection. Featuring more than 100 early American face vessels, this exhibition offers an opportunity to trace the development of this tradition as it unfolded in regions east ofContinue Reading

Congaree National Park and Friends of Congaree Swamp will be co-hosting the Smithsonian traveling exhibit Water/Ways from November 13 through January 13. According to the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street “Water/Ways exhibition dives into water—an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically.” In 2019, theContinue Reading

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Congaree National Park is increasing access and services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemicContinue Reading