With over 600 miles of shoreline, Lake Murray welcomes boaters and water lovers to come and play. Outdoor activities abound, including diving, water skiing, boating, fishing, hiking and camping. Housing options include weekender cabins to million dollar plus luxury homes with incredible views. Lake Murray straddles several counties, including Richland and Lexington counties as well as more rural Saluda and Newberry counties. Built in the 1920s, the Lake Murray Dam was once the largest earthen dam in the U.S. Chapin, popularly known as the capital of Lake Murray, is famous for its small-town charm and warm hospitality. Meet your neighbors at the popular monthly Farmer’s Market and enjoy a taste of yesterday at local festivals and parades. Beyond Chapin are Saluda and Newberry counties, home to more rural areas of Lake Murray.