Best Hiking Trails in Dreher Island State Park
Dreher State Park has 12 miles of shoreline and many hiking trails over its 300 acres. Little Gap Trail is excellent for advanced hikers, Billy Dreher Nature Trail is full of wildlife. Dreher Island State Park cabins are a great base from which to explore.
Little Gap Trail
Hike this invigorating trail and marvel at the local hardwoods and pines. Keep an eye out and you might even catch sight of the bald eagles which are native to this area. It's a looped trail which is marked by white rocks for easy navigation.
Billy Dreher Nature Trail
This is an easygoing trail perfect for beginners. Spot ducks, turtles, and geese that can be found along the shore. You can also see the ruin of Billy Dreher's home – the park's former owner – while walking this path. It's open from dawn to dusk.
Bicycle Bypass Trail
Walk this multi-use trail that connects the tackle shop and the camping area. It is 0.3 miles in length and it has a natural surface of a wooded quality. You can bring your dog if you keep it on a leash.
Best Family Activities in Dreher Island State Park
Take to the waters of Lake Murry on a jet ski, kayak or even take a fishing trip while staying in Dreher Island State Park. Dreher Island State Park cabins make a great base to enjoy all the park has to offer.
Rent a boat and explore the waters of the state park. Stand-up paddleboarding is also available, as well as kayaks and canoes.
Rent a jet ski tour the calm waters of Lake Murray. After the ride, you can relax with as a family in the marina and catch some live music on weekends or enjoy a cold beer.
Camping in Dreher Island State Park
Stay with your family in a lush campground close to the beautiful shoreline of Lake Murray. 15 sites are for tent campers only and 97 are for RVs. Pets are not allowed in the village areas. Another option is to stay in Dreher Island State Park cabins for further convenience and comfort.
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