Top Ten Facts about Lake Murray
10- Each of the Lake Murray towers is 223 feet tall.
9- The 4th of July fireworks on Lake Murray can be seen from 4 counties (Richland, Lexington, Newberry and Saluda Counties).
8- Lake Murray was named after William S. Murray, who was an engineer involved in the design and creation of the dam.
7- The biggest fish ever captured on Lake Murray was a 298 pound sturgeon by four young men on April 28, 1936. It was nine feet tall.
6- In October 2011, the American Fishing Tour/Angler of the Year (AOY) Tournament will be held on Lake Murray and will generate 7,000 + room nights for the region.
5- In 2009, The Forrest Wood Cup event produced 113,670,570 (billion) media impressions and a $46,556,207 economic impact on the region.
4- The 4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray is now in its 23rd year of existence and over 125,000 people view the fireworks each summer.
3- Lake Murray is the #1 home to the Purple Martin Phenomenon. It is on Lunch (Bomb) Island on Lake Murray and is the largest, natural, roosting sanctuary in North America.
2- There are over 390 rooms on Lake Murray available for vacation rental.
1-150+ million people visit Lake Murray each year.