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Dreher Island State Park

Dreher Island State Park

Villa and Campground Guest registration has been moved to the new Visitor Center (formerly the Tackle Shop) approximately ½ mile inside the gate on the left as you enter the park.

Out into the lake but not far from the city, Dreher Island State Park is a great place to get away from it all. Only about 30 miles from downtown Columbia on the shores of big Lake Murray – one of the best-known largemouth and striped bass fishing destinations in the South – the park consists of three islands linked to shore by a causeway and two bridges. In addition to woodsy hiking trails and lots of places to fish from shore, Dreher Island offers picnicking, camping and lakeside villas. A tackle shop and boat ramp also is available. The park has long been popular with recreational boaters and fishermen, and has been a launching spot for major national bass tournaments.


  • Wi-Fi Availability: Complimentary wi-fi access is available at the Visitor Center, the fishing tournament shelters and at all five villas for park guests. Please check inside the Visitor Center for password information.

  • Must See: Yes


  • Admission: $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free
  • Days and Hours of Operation: M-Su dawn to dusk
  • Office Hours: 8am-5pm (extended to 8 pm during peak season)


  • Driving Directions:
    From I-26 Westbound: Take exit 91 (Chapin exit- Hwy. 48). Take a left and follow this road into the town of Chapin. Turn right onto Hwy. 76 for 1/8 mile, then turn left onto St. Peter's Church Rd (Hwy. 29) for 4 mi. Turn left onto Dreher Island Rd (Hwy 231) for approximately 3 miles. Then turn left onto State Park Rd for 2 miles to the park entrance.

    From I-26 Eastbound: Take exit 85 (Little Mountain exit - Hwy. 202). Take a right and follow this road into the town of Little Mountain. At stop sign take right onto Hwy. 76 for 1/2 mile. Make a left onto Wheeland Rd. and follow until it ends. Make a left onto Macedonia Church Rd. for approximately 1 mile and then make a left onto Dreher Island Rd. Take next right onto State Park Rd for 2 miles to the park entrance.

  • Lake Location: Yes
  • Counties: Newberry
  • Acreage: 348
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 17
  • Water Front Location: Yes
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 11
  • Miles to Nearest Grocery Store: 9


  • Charleston, SC: 135
  • Columbia, SC: 30
  • Florence, SC: 105
  • Greenville, SC: 85
  • Charlotte, NC: 120
  • Raleigh, NC: 235
  • Atlanta, GA: 245
  • Augusta, GA: 100


  • Are there Cabins or Villas at this Park?: There are two 2-Bedroom and three 3-Bedroom villas at Dreher Island State Park. Please click on the Lodging menu item above to see detail information. To check availability and/or make a reservation, click the Park Reservationsbanner on the right of this page.
  • What kind of camping is available at this Park?: Two lakefront camping areas have scenic views and easy access to the shoreline of Lake Murray. Please click on the Camping menu item above to see detail information. To check availability and/or make a reservation, click the Park Reservations banner on the right of this page.
  • What are your overnight rates at this Park?: Rates vary depending on campsite amenities. General information is available on the Camping pages of this site. Please click on these menu items above for more information.
  • Are there any Overnight sites available?: Please click on the Park Reservations banner on the right of this page to check availability and make your reservation.
  • What kind of activites are available at this Park?: Fishing, Boating, Picnicing, and Trails are available. Please click on the Things To Do menu item above for more details.
  • If you cannot find it on this website: We try to provide you with as much information as possible on this website to assist you in selecting your favorite State Park and book your reservation on-line. However, if you can't locate the information you are looking for on this site, please feel free to email the park at We will respond to your email as soon as possible.

Contact Information

3677 State Park RD
Prosperity,SC 29127
Phone: (803) 364-4152
Fax: (803) 364-0756
Newberry CountyProsperity