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5/9/2013 11:22:00 AM
Lake Greenwood Blueway now open

A three-year journey to create a blueway on Lake Greenwood is complete and the aquatic trail is now open.

The Lake Management Department of Greenwood County received a grant a $20,000 grant in 2010 from the South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department and from the Federal Highway Administration to create the blueway. The blueway 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.

Officials with the Lake Management Department say they developed the blueway to more recreation on the lake, particularly paddle sports. The Lake Management Department is also working with several local outfitters to bring stand-up paddle boarding lessons to the lake, officials say.

Stand-up paddle boarding is a growing water recreation sport in which a person stands, kneels or sits on paddle board, which is much like a surf board, and uses a long oar to paddle their way around. It is often described as hiking on the water.

The blueway 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. Anderson County is also working on a blueway that will connect to Greenwood County’s blueway in Ware Shoals. Officials say that they hope to assist Newberry County in setting up a blueway that will continue down the Saluda River to Lake Murray.

The eight stops, which can be seen on the map, are at the Highway 25 bridge, Soul’s Harbor, Watts Bridge, Goat Island, State Park, Buzzards Roost ramp, dam portage and fishing access.

For more information on the Lake Greenwood Blueway visit the Greenwood County Website at or call 864-943-2648.


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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Article comment by: Olsem Wanem

No, Carol, they "created a blueway". They created it. And they put up a sign or something.

Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013
Article comment by: kevin branyon

i wanna see any one , i mean any,, do this

Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013
Article comment by: kevin branyon

i am and always will be a river rat, from what u want

Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Article comment by: Carol Dobbs

They spent $20,000.00 to draw a line down the county line on a map?

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