Dreher Island State Park
3677 State Park RD | Prosperity, SC 29127 | Phone: 803-364-4152 | Fax: 803-364-0756 | dreherisland@scprt.com
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Villa and Campground Guest registration has been moved to the Visitor Center (formerly the Tackle Shop) approximately ½ mile inside the gate on the left as you enter the park.

WI-FI!  We now have complimentary wi-fi at all five of our villas.  We hope this helps to enhance your stay!

Family Fishing Clinics being held at Dreher Island and other state parks this year!  Click here for details and to register.

Stand up paddleboards are available for rent from an outside vendor at Dreher Island!  They are $20/hour and $5 for each additional half hour, or you can rent two SUPs for the day for $50.  Rentals are available on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.

Apply for the 2015 Artist in Residence Program!  Click here for all the details.

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Dreher Island State Park spans three islands, 348 acres and provides access to 12 miles of Lake Murray shoreline. Visitors will find recreational water activities, nature trails and some of the best striped and large-mouth bass fishing spots, all only 30 miles from Columbia.  It has long been a popular location and launching spot for major, national fishing tournaments.

For overnight accommodations with views of Lake Murray, lodging reservations can be made in our park villas, or guests can camp at one of many lakefront campsites.


  • 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)


  • Pets : Pets are not allowed in the villas or the villa areas. Pets are allowed in most other outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.