Lake Greenwood State Park
I am Fayette Yenny, manager of Lake Greenwood State Park. I realized I wanted to become a park ranger after
starting a summer job at Santee State Park as a summer naturalist. At the time, I was in college majoring in
education and loved the outdoors. After spending the summer providing programs of all types to visitors, I
realized I could incorporate my love for teaching and my love for the outdoors into a full-time career.
My favorite thing to do at Lake Greenwood State Park is to go behind the Drummond Center early in the morning and
catch the sunrise over Lake Greenwood. The view is amazing from the iconic Civilian Conservation Corps
(CCC)-built terraces with the mist off the lake and the sounds of the many Carolina wrens in the background.
A must-see for a first-time visitor to Lake Greenwood State Park is the unfinished rock wall at the park
entrance. The CCC dissolved after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entered into World War II. The wall
was left unfinished to tell this story, and the materials are still exactly where they were when the boys of the
CCC left to become the U.S. Army.
**Our Ultimate Outsider stamp is located in the park office during office hours. Outside of that time, our stamp can be found at the park kiosk on the main entrance road.
Lake Greenwood State Park is known locally as the host site for the South Carolina Festival of Flowers Triathlon held each June. In addition to hosting the annual triathlon, the park provides year-round opportunities for excellent South Carolina bass fishing, boating, and offers shoreline campsites and nature trails.
The park was one of 16 built by the CCC and many of the original structures built by the work teams remain standing as fine examples of classic CCC architecture. The history and contributions to all South Carolina State Parks are commemorated in an interactive exhibit at the CCC Museum in the Drummond Center.
Come to Lake Greenwood State Park and compete in the annual triathlon or take a leisurely stroll on the nature trails and enjoy some great South Carolina bass fishing.
If you’re fascinated by CCC architecture, you’ll enjoy more amazing historic structures in South Carolina State Parks, including one of the finest plantation homes of the South at Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site and the only one of the historic lighthouses in South Carolina still open to the public at Hunting Island State Park.
BY THE NUMBERS
of 16 SC State Parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps
boat ramps that provide access to 11,400 acre Lake Greenwood
paved campsites, all of which offer up to 50 amp electrical service
mile nature trail for your walking pleasure
picnic shelters available for picnics and other group gatherings
Drummond Center available for conferences, receptions and other events, seats up to 169 people
acres of parkland in Greenwood County