While there were reports of alligator sightings around Lake Murray, the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism confirms that there are no alligators in the area.
The Lake Murray has over 500 miles of shoreline, and forms an impoundment of over 50,000 acres. The lake is best known for four types of fish including striped bass, bass, bream and crappie.
The river begins near the North Carolina border. As it runs to the sea, it fills Greenville Water reservoir, Greenwood Lake, and then Lake Murray. Past the dam, the Saluda joins the Congaree and Wateree rivers to flow to the Atlantic Ocean. Read more about the history of Lake Murray here.
American alligators reside nearly exclusively in the freshwater rivers, lakes, swamps, and marshes of the southeastern United States, primarily Florida and Louisiana. Learn all you wanted to know about American alligators with pictures, videos, photos, facts, and news from the National Geographic.
Tip! Stay safe around alligators by following these rules shared by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.