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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Lake Murray, USA your home away from home

This massive reservoir is what supplies the city of Columbia with its electricity and drinking water. But this lake, named after the chief engineer behind its creation, also attracts visitors looking for a quiet getaway. It is the site of plenty of outdoor water sports as well. Its waters are supplied by the Saluda River and are the home of several fish species. Fishing in this lake is therefore one of the main leisure activities visitors will want to engage in. The climate here is nice and warm for most parts of the year and thus tourists have optimal conditions in which to enjoy themselves. Charming holiday houses overlooking the lake, log cabins and quiet cottages are the main accommodation options visitors will find here.

Things to do on holiday to Lake Murray, USA

Fishing in this lake is both an exciting and relaxing activity. Among the fish species anglers can expect to find there are the Striped Bass, the Bluegill, the Black Crappie, the White Perch and the Largemouth Bass. There are regular fishing competitions held here. Those keen on engaging in this activity will need to obtain a temporary fishing license before setting out. Other water sports such as jet skiing and water skiing are also done at Lake Murray. The lake?s size makes it ideal for boating though visitors will do well to check the weather forecast before heading out.

At the nearby cities of Columbia and Cayce, visitors can take time to do some shopping in a variety of outlets and shopping malls. And when they are done they can relax in a number of quiet, beautiful parks. Guignard Park may be small but its lush woods, divided by a peaceful creek are simply breathtaking. There are several picnic tables there as well. The Sesquicentinnal State Park is not only ideal for picnicking, it is designed with several hiking and biking trails.

Places to visit on holiday to Lake Murray, USA

For more hiking trails that accommodate both the physically fit hiker seeking to challenge themselves and those seeking just to enjoy a leisurely walk while savouring the fine weather, a visit to the Harbison State Forest in Columbia is recommended. 18 miles of hiking trails await visitors there. They can also engage in kayaking or rafting in the Broad River.

A collection of amazing contemporary and modern art pieces await visitors to the Columbia Museum of Art and while here they can also be treated to musical and theatrical performances.

Weather in Lake Murray, USA

This locale boasts nice warm weather for most of the year. Summers are particularly hot with temperatures soaring all the way to 34°C in the month of July. Winters are generally mild with temperatures between 20 and 3°C. June and July are the rainiest months of the year in these parts with average precipitation approaching 150mm.

Travel to Lake Murray, USA

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport is one of the closest to this resort and it is mainly served by three airlines: American Eagle, Delta and United Express. The facility is well served with taxis and car hire firms.

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