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55°

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HOURS

6 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily (extended to 10 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time)

OFFICE

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., daily (extended to 8 p.m. F-Sa during Daylight Saving Time)

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ADMISSION

$2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free

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PETS

Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.

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Wifi Available

BY THE NUMBERS

1 of 16 SC State Parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps

1 fishing pier

2 boat ramps that provide access to 11,400 acre Lake Greenwood

125 paved campsites, all of which offer up to 50 amp electrical service

0.8 mile nature trail for your walking pleasure

4 picnic shelters available for picnics and other group gatherings

1 Drummond Center available for conferences, receptions and other events, seats up to 169 people

914 acres of parkland in Greenwood County

Lake Greenwood State Park

Midlands

Frequently Asked Questions

There are large rocks all over the ground at the front entrance of the park. What are they and why are they there?

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC) was called up to serve in the war and projects were left incomplete.  When this happened, only half of the wall at the front entrance was completed.  The rocks were the materials that were to be used to complete the wall.  The park service decided to leave the rocks exactly where the CCC left them as an example of how everything was suddenly left as the men went to serve in World War II.

Is there a separate admission cost to look in the Civilian Conservation Corps museum?

Once you have paid to camp or for daily park admission, there is no extra cost for the museum.

What is the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC?

The Civilian Conservation Corps, also known as the CCC, was a work program started by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 in the wake of the great depression.  The CCC is responsible for building many of the nation’s parks, bridges, and roadways. Many of the facilities located at Lake Greenwood State Park were built by the CCC.

Are golf carts permitted in Lake Greenwood State Park?

You can bring your golf cart provided you follow all of the rules and regulations.  For a complete list of rules and regulations, please contact the park office.

If I rent a picnic shelter or the Drummond Center, do I still have to pay for admission to the park?

If you rent a picnic shelter, park admission is NOT included, and your guests will have to pay admission when entering the park.  Admission IS included with the Drummond Center rental, and your guests WILL NOT be required to pay the admission when entering the park.

Is wi-fi available at the park?

Complimentary wi-fi is available for park guests at the park office and Drummond Center. The wireless service does not extend to the campground.  Please see park staff for the wi-fi password.

Can you swim at Lake Greenwood State Park?

Although Lake Greenwood has no designated swimming area or lifeguards, you can still swim at your own risk.  You can swim in most areas on the park except for around boat ramps and docks, and the fishing pier.

How big/deep is Lake Greenwood?

Lake Greenwood has 11,400 acres at full pool. The lake averages 22 feet in depth and has a maximum depth of 69 feet.

What types of fish can I expect to catch in Lake Greenwood?

The featured species in Lake Greenwood are Largemouth bass, Black Crappie, Stripped Bass, and Channel Catfish.  Other species include Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, White Perch, White bass, White Catfish, Yellow Perch, Bullhead, Warmouth,  Longnose Gar, Carp, and Chain Pickerel.

Does the primitive area have bathrooms or water?

The primitive area does NOT have any kind of restroom facility or water.

Where is the park’s Ultimate Outsider stamp located?

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.

Where can I find a list of state park rules and regulations?

You can find the South Carolina State Park rules and regulations, along with campground rules and regulations at this link.

For more general, statewide frequently asked questions, please click here.