Generations of history come together with miles of fun at Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area. The park occupies a series of peninsulas on Lake Greenwood, which itself offers 212 miles of shoreline and 11,400 acres of boating and fishing opportunities year-round. Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area is one of 16 state parks in South Carolina built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. That history is captured in the parks CCC museum, which also serves as a popular reception and meeting center. CCC structures remaining at the park include picnic shelters, a boathouse, water fountain and lakeside terrace. In addition to lakeside camping, picnicking and hiking, the park also hosts the South Carolina Half-Iron Man Competition, a popular endurance contest, each fall.