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Lake Greenwood, South Carolina

Beautiful Greenwood is located in the Lower Piedmont region of Upstate South Carolina, and provides a friendly, small-town setting along with the progressive and active environment of a larger city. Greenwood is home to numerous community assets including Lake Greenwood, Lander University, Piedmont Technical College, Self Regional Healthcare, Uptown Greenwood, excellent schools, churches, cultural opportunities, and much, much, more.

The arts and entertainment are alive and well with a wide variety of live performances and exhibits. And when it comes to shopping, you’ll enjoy our blend of national retailers and unique boutiques. When the dinner bell rings, we answer with legendary BBQ, seafood, steaks, and Italian just to name a few.

The 11,000-acre Lake Greenwood is a fishing and boaters paradise. Woven around our picturesque forests and lakes are numerous campgrounds, parks and quality golf courses. We’re well known throughout the south for our many festivals, like the South Carolina Festival of Discovery and South Carolina's Festival Of Flowers.

Area Activities and Climate

Annual average temperatures of 68 degrees allows for a wide variety of year round outdoor recreational options. While the summer can bring heat, a constant breeze from the lake makes it pleasant all year. The spring and fall exhibit mild temperatures and many days filled with sunshine and beauty. Winters in Greenwood are comfortable, with little precipitation or snow. For residents and visitors, year round activities like golf, tennis, boating, and hiking are common and popular at many locations throughout the area.

The Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area is a 914-acre park sitting on a series of peninsulas on 11,400 acre Lake Greenwood. The land where it resides was donated in 1938 by Greenwood County and was one of 16 parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in South Carolina. Many of the structures built by the corps are still prominent features today including picnic shelters, a water fountain, a lakeside slide, and a boathouse. Along with camping, hiking, boating, and fishing, an annual half distance Ironman competition is held every September.