Lake Greenwood Homes and Property

Lake Greenwood,a man-made lake was created between 1935 and 1940 by the construction of the Buzzard's Roost Dam near Chappels, SC. It provides power to the Greenwood area through its three turbines each driving a 5 megawatt AC generator. One of the most frequent topics of discussion with newcomers to the area is water depth and water levels on Lake Greenwood.

FAQ's About Lake Greenwood Water Levels

How large is Lake Greenwood?

Lake Greenwood spans 3 counties, Greenwood, Laurens and Newberry and encompasses a total of 11,400 acres.

How long is the lake?

Approximately 22 miles long.

How deep is Lake Greenwood?

Approximately 70' at the deepest point.

What is the high water mark for Lake Greenwood?

439'is the "full pool" mark on Lake Greenwood.

Does the water level stay consistent?

Lake Greenwood is closely monitored and managed by Lake Greenwood Management under Federally mandated guidleines. Lake Greenwood has a federally mandated "draw-down" each year and is a total of approximately 4' from the lakes normal "full pool" level of 439'. This period begins and ends on the same dates every year and is done in the fall and winter months when activity around the lake is at a minimum.

Why is the "draw-down necessary?

The primary purpose is for flood control. Since Lake Greenwood is fed by rivers extending into the mountains weather conditions and rainfall amounts can have a far-reaching affect on our water levels.

Has the lake ever flooded?


Is flood insurance required?

Not on Lake Greenwood property in general. There are a few instances in which flood insurance may be necessary but based on our experience those instances are rare.

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Lake Greenwood has something for every budget. From $100,000 getaway cabins to million dollar luxury homes. The properties below represent a few of Lake Greenwood's most recent listings. Check back often or set up your account and let us be your eyes and ears to the area.


Most Recent Listings

506 Eagles Harbor Drive, Hodges SC 29653


506 Eagles Harbor Drive, Hodges

Great big water lot. Sloped perfectly for walkout basement home. Come see this great opportunity for yourself. Homes on both sides already built, so you know what you are...

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  • MLS 109098

Lot 27 Inlet Point, Cross Hill SC 29332


Lot 27 Inlet Point, Cross Hill

This improved cul-de-sac lake lot in gated Crystal Bay is ready for your BOATS! Spacious parcel is just about 1 acre & has 140+ feet of water frontage, DEEP YEAR-ROUND WA...

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  • MLS 109097

47 E Commodore, Cross Hill SC 29332


47 E Commodore, Cross Hill

Approximately 2 acre waterfront lot in a cove in beautiful gated Crystal Bay... great lot for building your lakefront dream home. This lot is Priced to Sell!!!

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  • MLS 109093

624 Sand Shore Drive, Greenwood SC 29649


624 Sand Shore Drive, Greenwood

FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS WATERFRONT PROPERTY! Wooded privacy AND big deep year round water. This home is full of charm and perfect for fall as the leaves have already sta...

  • Beds 3
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  • MLS 109091

118 Indigo Way, Greenwood SC 29649


118 Indigo Way, Greenwood

Fabulous price for this foreclosure lakefront parcel. Be part of 11,400-acre Lake Greenwood's most unique lakeside community w/ multi-level Charleston-style single family...

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  • MLS 109086

220 Gardenia, Lot 17, Ninety Six SC 29666


220 Gardenia, Lot 17, Ninety Six

The Owner has verbal permission from Lake Greenwood Management for a 110' pier with a covered dock and boat slip. Summer Pointe is a gated community on a peninsula with b...

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  • MLS 109080

107 Kuchta, Greenwood SC 29649


107 Kuchta, Greenwood

Location is everything! This immaculate home is in a league all it's own. Situated on the Greenwood County side with almost 2 acres of wooded land offering privacy, appro...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 109074