Greer CPW operates two dual-purpose lakes: Lake Cunningham and Lake Robinson. Both lakes provide us with drinking water and offer plenty of recreational activities like boating, fishing, picnic shelters and more. Before it is delivered to customers, drinking water goes through a treatment process at our award-winning water treatment plant.
Lake Robinson is a pristine recreational area just northwest of the City of Greer owned by Greer CPW. The lake was created as an impoundment for drinking water. It is fed by the South Tyger River and serves as part of CPW’s drinking water resources. Lake Robinson has a boat ramp, three fishing piers and event sites that can be rented out. In the Spring of 2016, CPW renovated the fishing piers, benches at shelter #1, and the boathouse. We continue to make improvements on a yearly basis.
The lake is approximately 800 acres and is excellent for boating, fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding. In fact, the Greenville News called Robinson a “small jewel” for our community because of its abundance of fish.
Lake Cunningham is CPW’s smaller but equally beautiful lake. The impoundment is approximately 200 acres, and it also serves as part of CPW’s drinking water resources. In fact, CPW’s drinking water treatment plant sits directly at Lake Cunningham. CPW works hard to preserve the pristine nature of Lake Cunningham. The lake also serves as a great spot for fishing and boating.
Recreational Permits & Rentals
COVID-19 Recreation Update
Staring June 1, 2021 fishing and boating permits will be available for purchase for the rest of the calendar year. In addition to these changes, the bathrooms, shelters and warden’s office (limit 1 person at a time) will open to the public at both Lake Robinson and Lake Cunningham. To reserve a shelter, please call the warden’s office at 864-895-3645.
Rules & Regulations
To protect the reservoirs as a source of drinking water, Greer CPW has adopted certain rules and regulations. These rules and regulations are intended to protect and enhance the water quality; maintain and minimize disturbance of the buffer zone owned by Greer CPW around the lakes and provide safe recreation for all who use the lake. Please read our rules & regulations handbook for both lakes before visiting.
Boating & Fishing Permits
To use a motorized boat 10HP or less on either of CPW’s lakes, you must have a current boaters registration and obtain either a daily or seasonal permit from the Lake Warden.
To use a non motorized boat (kayak, canoe or paddleboard) on either of CPW’s lakes, you must obtain either a daily or seasonal permit from the Lake Warden.
To fish on either of CPW’s lakes, you must have a current SC fishing license and obtain a fishing permit from the Lake Warden.
To apply for a permit, visit the Lake Warden’s office at Lake Robinson: 2544 Mays Bridge Road, Greer SC 29651. Please bring your current state fishing license, boaters registration and valid ID.