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Parks & Recreation

Chapin is fortunate to have Crooked Creek Park, part of the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, which serves the greater Chapin community. Crooked Creek offers a wide variety of recreational, cultural, instructional and social activities, and hosts visitors of all ages throughout the day.

The park offers users many fun and recreational outlets including a 53,000 square-foot Community Center with full gymnasium, racquetball courts, fitness areas, indoor walking track and meeting rooms as well as athletic fields, tennis courts, picnic facilities, walking trails, playgrounds, and a 27-hole disc golf course. 

Melvin Park recently opened just off Eptings Camp Road and includes new baseball fields, tennis courts, multi-purpose fields, guest services pavilion and a splash pad.

Dreher Island State Park spans three islands for 348 acres and provides access to 12 miles of Lake Murray shoreline. Visitors enjoy recreational and water activities, nature trails, and some of the area’s best bass fishing spots.

Shopping & Dining

Chapin is home to a number of locally-owned restaurants as well as several popular national franchises. Whether you are looking for a unique piece of art or a special gift for a loved one, Chapin has a variety of shops and galleries that will pique your interest.

Check out the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce for information on Chapin area merchants and dining locations.

Lake Murray

As the Capital of Lake Murray, Chapinites enjoy their time on this beautiful lake with more than 500 miles of shoreline. Swimming, water skiing, sailing, and fishing are all popular with area residents and visitors alike. And with our temperate climate, many enjoy the lake and its amenities year-round.

There are a number of marinas and boat ramps located around the lake as well as restaurants, campgrounds, and bait and tackle shops to help you prepare for a fun day on the water.

If watching spectacular sunsets is more your style, check out one of two area boat cruises to take in the sights, especially the annual summer visit of thousands of purple martins who fill the skies before landing on Bomb Island for their evening rest.

You can visit Lake Murray Country to learn more about lodging, dining, events and other amenities around the lake.