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With 11,400 acres of water, 212 miles of shoreline, and 914 acres of parkland, Lake Greenwood is a playground not only for Greenwood residents but for people living in urban Columbia, Greenville, and Augusta. Visitors enjoy a variety of activities - from fishing and boating to camping, picnicking, and hiking. The park has more than 125 tent and RV campsites with water, hookups, and convenient access to restrooms with hot showers. There is space for group camping, as well as meeting rooms. The museum on site tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps' important role in building the park during the 1930s. Special events such as the ...

With 11,400 acres of water, 212 miles of shoreline, and 914 acres of parkland, Lake Greenwood is a playground not only for Greenwood residents but for people living in urban Columbia, Greenville, and Augusta. Visitors enjoy a variety of activities - from fishing and boating to camping, picnicking, and hiking. The park has more than 125 tent and RV campsites with water, hookups, and convenient access to restrooms with hot showers. There is space for group camping, as well as meeting rooms. The museum on site tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps' important role in building the park during the 1930s. Special events such as the annual South Carolina Half Iron-Man Competition every fall are popular, as are living history encampments, Revolutionary War celebrations, and guided hikes at nearby Musgrove Mill State Historic Site. The state recreation area can be reached via Interstate 26 and highway 702.

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Carol Timblin has contributed to numerous guidebooks and authored four editions of Houghton Mifflin's Best Places to Stay in the South.

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    The park is open year-round, but the best times to visit are spring, summer, and fall.