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      SCE&G??s public parks on Lake Murray open for the season

      It's getting warmer, which means fun days in the sun are ahead.

      LEXINGTON COUNTY (WACH) - It's getting warmer, which means fun days in the sun are ahead.

      SCE&G said Friday that public parks on the Lexington and Irmo sides of the dam at Lake Murray are now open for the 2013 season.

      Officials say the boat-launching park on the Irmo will remain open through Labor Day. The beach/recreation area on the Lexington side will remain open through Sept. 13. The public boat launch has two ramps and is open 24 hours a day.

      Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

      Restrooms and picnic facilities are available.

      Hours:

      Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. through May 4 (after May 4 open until 8 p.m.)

      Weekend and Holiday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

      Parking Fees:

      Motorcycles: $2Cars and Trucks: $4Buses: $5Season Pass: $45 per vehicle

      For additional information, call SCE&G??s Lake Management Department at 803-217-9221.

      (SCE&G contributed to this report.)