Lake Greenwood – Lake Greenwood, South Carolina

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Lake Greenwood is a beautiful place in the Upstate to go boating, fishing, and camping. Each fall, the Lake Greenwood State Park plays host to the South Carolina Half-Ironman Competition, a popular triathlon race.


Blake Lewis of Greenwood, 2010 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

In 1933, during the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps built Buzzard’s Roost Dam and a power plant on the Saluda River. This project was originally intended to create jobs and generate affordable electricity for residents. Greenwood County acquired more than 250 parcels of land in the lake basin, which is now Lake Greenwood.

Michael Bishop of Greenville, 2004 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Lake Greenwood Info

Address: State Park Road, Ninety Six, SC 29666

Lake Greenwood Map

Lake Greenwood – Add Info and More Photos

The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Lake Greenwood, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!

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2 Comments about Lake Greenwood

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
January 2nd, 2016 at 10:06 am

Yes! Lake Greenwood is a grab place to swim, ski, boat, and enjoy life on the lake! Welcome!

Chuck McCauley says:
January 1st, 2016 at 6:19 pm

Can anyone let me know more on the lake. Is it clean to swim ..Wife and I are moving down and like what we see. Let us know anything about the lake and city.

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