Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area is a park in Greenwood County, South Carolina that encompasses a total area of 914-acres and partly sits on the 11,400-acre Lake Greenwood. The park can be found near a town called Ninety Six off 302 State Park Road. The park is one of 16 state parks that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC was a public work relief program founded by Franklin D. Roosevelt that operated between 1933 and 1942. The corps comprised of unemployed and unmarried men who worked on public projects until they were suddenly called to serve in the war effort (WWII) after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Lake Greenwood State Park was specifically donated by Greenwood County in 1938 and to this day has a lot of still prominent features built by the CCC. Some of these features include a water fountain, picnic shelters, a boathouse, and a lakeside terrace. Popular activities you can engage in at the park include boating, fishing, camping, and hiking. However, Lake Greenwood State Park is more commonly known for being the host of the South Carolina Festival of Flowers Triathlon that is held each June.
More specifically, the park has one fishing pier, two boat ramps that provide access to the lake, 125 paved campsites with access to electricity and WiFi, four picnic shelters, a children’s playground, and a meeting facility that can fit up to 169 people. Furthermore, there is a 0.8-mile nature trail to enjoy the environment, have some exercise, or just to enjoy the outdoors with your dog.One condition for you to abide by when enjoying most of the outdoors around the park with your dog is that your dog must be on a leash no longer than six feet long. It is also important to keep your dog from barking too much or harassing wildlife since the park's management will not tolerate such behavior and could have your dog removed from the park. All in all, the park is a beautiful place to enjoy time with your doggie and It is certainly a place to go if you are in the area.