Lake Greenwood State Park, Ninety Six

4.2
#43 of 74 in Nature in South Carolina
Must see · Water Body · State Park
Lake Greenwood State Park is a state park located near the town of Ninety Six in Greenwood County, South Carolina. The 914-acre (3.7 km2) park partially occupies a series of peninsulas bordering 11,400-acre (46.1 km2) Lake Greenwood.

The state park consists of land donated in 1938, during the Great Depression, by Greenwood County. It was one of 16 state parks developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in South Carolina, a program established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to create employment while investing in construction of infrastructure. Many of the structures built by the corps are still prominent features and amenities, including picnic shelters, a water fountain, a lakeside terrace, and a boathouse.

Activities available at the park include picnicking, fishing, boating, hiking and camping.

The John Drummond and Holly Self Drummond Environmental Education Conference Center includes the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. It features interactive exhibits detailing the history and projects of the Civilian Conservation Corps in South Carolina parks. The Conference Center is used for meetings and events.

An annual half distance Ironman competition is hosted by the park each September.

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  • This was our first time camping at Lake Greenwood State Park. The park and the lake are really nice, even in the fall. I noticed several campers knew exactly what they were doing, and booked sites.....  more »
  • There are about 100 campsites at Greenwood State Park, and I'm pretty sure we were the only tent campers there, which wasn't a problem. It was the quietest campground at night that I've ever been to.....  more »
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  • Like a hidden gem it's off the beaten path and never crowded. The sites are very spacious with excellent lakefront sites and most sites are nice and shady. Everything but the dining area is paved and nearly level. Several clean bathhouses so your never very far from one. The staff seems grateful for your visit and very helpful and accommodating.
  • We pulled in our 29ft camper. It was tight getting into our spot( site 32) but not impossible as some other reviews said. A really great view of the lake. Gorgeous sunsets. Roads in the park are in good condition. Boat ramp is excellent. Had no problems with any of the facilities. Park staff were helpful the few times we went to the office. Unlike Santee State park, it is clean and well maintained. NOTE- if you bring a boat, get a site on the sides of campground 1. We had issues with waves from other boats and the weather pushing our boat against the bank. Also, the side facing the boat ramp slopes down to the water for easy access to your boat. Lots of bream and bass.

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