Dominion Energy closes its boat ramps at Lake Murray and Lake Monticello in compliance with governor’s order

CAYCE, S.C. (March 31, 2020) — In compliance with an executive order from Gov. Henry McMaster, Dominion Energy has closed its public access boat ramps at Lake Murray and Lake Monticello.

Dominion Energy previously delayed opening its public recreation facilities and swim areas at Lake Monticello in Fairfield County and on the Lexington side of the Lake Murray dam. With the governor’s order, the company has now closed its boat ramp and parking lot on the Irmo side of the dam along with a second parking lot on the Lexington side of the dam. Effective immediately, the public can no longer use either parking lot to access the dam’s walkway. The Lake Monticello boat ramp and parking lot is also closed.

Although the order does not impact private property owners along either lake, boaters cannot beach their vessels along a sandbar, lakeshore or island. Boaters are strongly urged to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on social distancing and avoid gathering in groups.

As this public health emergency evolves, Dominion Energy will remain vigilant in practicing all measures advised by the CDC and other public health agencies.

For additional information, call the Lake Management Office at 803-217-9221 or visit

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More than 7 million customers in 20 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with more than $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/export services. The company is committed to achieving net zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from its power generation and gas infrastructure operations by 2050. Please visit to learn more.

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