Depths & Fishing Guides

 Because Lake Greenwood provides both drinking water and recreational opportunities the county, state and federal governments have all worked hard to maintain the lakes’ water levels while responsibly protecting our habitat. Whether you explore Lake Greenwood by boat or drop a line from a dock, fishing here is always a pleasure. Anglers here pursue Large Mouth Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, White Perch, Channel Catfish, Bream, Crappie or Pickerel.

In addition to its beauty, Lake Greenwood is unique among area lakes in that it is owned and managed by Greenwood County. This unique ownership allows the lake to remain at full or near full water levels even during times of extreme drought. The lake is normally drawn down a few feet during the winter months to allow the creation of fish spawning areas in the shallow parts of the lake. Lake Greenwood serves as the dividing line between Greenwood County, Laurens County and Newberry County.

Length: 26 miles
Shoreline: 212 miles
Acreage: 11,400 acres
Proximity: within 10 Miles of downtown
Greenwood Maximum Depth: 69.3 feet
Current Lake Level 
Average Depth: 21.8 Feet
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Fishing Guide,  Chris Simpson is the most knowledgeable, professional  and dedicated guide we recommend on Lake Greenwood. Please click the picture to visit his website and schedule your day of guaranteed fun on Lake Greenwood!

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Lake Greenwood Blue Way

The Lake Greenwood Blue Way was completed in 2013 and serves as an aquatic trail for paddle sport enthusiasts, including paddle boarders. The blue way begins in Greenwood County at the Highway 25 bridge over the Saluda River and treks its way 34.1 miles across Lake Greenwood to the mouth of the Saluda River on the other side of Buzzards Roost Dam. The Blue Way has eight stops along the 34-mile route which contain signage, kiosks and brochures that describe the history of the lake and the wildlife of the lake, among other things. The eight stops are at the Highway 25 bridge, Soul’s Harbor, Watts Bridge, Goat Island, State Park, Buzzards Roost ramp, Dam portage and fishing access.

Lake Greenwood State Park

302 State Park Road Ninety Six, SC
29666 864-543-3535

The Lake Greenwood State Park is a 944 acre park, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938 and includes 130 campsites, 4 picnic areas with shelters, boat access and The Drummond Center which houses the park offices and a conference/meeting facility with a walk-through interactive tribute to the CCC. Here you can enjoy the wonders of primitive camping or camping in style in your RV. Each paved camping site is equipped with electrical hook-ups and a picnic table. Hot showers and restrooms are just a short walk from each site. Enjoy a host of activities including roasting marshmallows by the campfire, wildlife watching, barbequeing, pier fishing, hiking, sunbathing, and stargazing.

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Greenwood’s climate is mild and seasonable, with an average temperature of 68 degrees. While the summer can bring heat and humidity, the spring and fall exhibit mild temperatures and many days filled with sunshine and beauty. Winters in Greenwood are comfortable, with very little precipitation or snow. For visitors, year round outdoor activities are common and include fishing, boating and other water sports.


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