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

2204 Riverfork Rd, Waterloo SC 29384


2204 Riverfork Rd, Waterloo

2.3 cleared acres on Lake Greenwood waterfront. Great neighborhood. Totally renovated home with large bonus room full of futons that stay. 2 level deck with wonderful vi...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 108197

560 Rabon Creek, Waterloo SC 29384


560 Rabon Creek, Waterloo

Where else will you find 320' of year round water in a nice quiet area for this price. Retaining wall, 2 docks and boat ramp are already in place. Floating dock needs s...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 108190

Lot 78 Point Arrowhead, Chappells SC 29037


Lot 78 Point Arrowhead, Chappells

BEST PRICE OPEN WATER VIEW LOT ON THE LAKE, below market value. Heavily wooded with very gentle slope to the water, BIG water views, rip rap seawall, dockable, and beaut...

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  • MLS 108180

102 Surfside Circle, Ninety Six SC 29666


102 Surfside Circle, Ninety Six

Beautiful traditional brick lake home in Harbor Heights. A home on the lake for all seasons - especially summer! One level, open floor plan. Home is in excellent condi...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 108185


465-1 Lewis Ashley, Waterloo

There is simply NOTHING else like this on the market on Lake Greenwood!! I promise this one will go FAST!! This unique property is currently set up and used as a duplex w...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 106162

308 Nautical Way, Greenwood SC 29649


308 Nautical Way, Greenwood

190+ feet of waterfront, 2 wooded acres in Harborside, a great lake neighborhood on the Greenwood side of Lake Greenwood!! You'll want to see this one - privacy, wildlif...

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  • MLS 108176

1012 Lot 174 Eagles Harbor Dr., Greenwood SC 29646


1012 Lot 174 Eagles Harbor Dr., Greenwood

Beautiful Water Front Lot in Eagles Harbor. Lot 174 in Cul de Sac off back Entrance.

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  • MLS 108174