Chapin is a thriving, quickly growing area, featuring beautiful parks, a variety of locally-owned restaurants and national franchises, as well as interesting shops and boutiques. Crooked Creek Park, which serves the greater Chapin community, offers paved and unpaved trails for hiking, picnic shelters, playgrounds, athletic fields, tennis courts, a 27-hole disc golf course, and a Community Center with full gymnasium, racquetball courts, fitness areas, indoor walking track and meeting rooms. Dreher Island State Park and Melvin Park are also located nearby. Perhaps the most wonderful part of living in Crystal Cove is its proximity to Lake Murray, which has over 500 miles of shoreline. Enjoy swimming, fishing, water skiing, sailing, and breathtaking sunsets over the water. With South Carolina's temperate climate, many residents enjoy the lake every day of the year! The lake is bordered by marinas, restaurants, campgrounds, and more than a few bait and tackle shops.