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

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33 Flicker Drive, Cross Hill

WHY buy a lakehouse when you have a Class A Motorhome and you can drive right in and enjoy your time at the lake without the cares of mowing lawns or doing repairs. This...

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  • MLS 109350

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113 Cape Charles Ct., Greenwood

One of the last undeveloped water front lots available in Harbor Heights. Located on a cul-de-sac, this lot also offers big water view, mature trees, and deep water.

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  • MLS 108667

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109 Caymen, Greenwood

AMAZING MOVE IN READY LAKEFRONT HOME! Move in and start lake living in style. Upon walking in your first delights will be the open floor plan, high ceilings, natural ligh...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 4.5
  • MLS 109346

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124 Spinnaker Pt, Greenwood

Stunning panoramic views of Lake Greenwood from this completely renovated and updated 1,375 sq. ft. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, brick home, overlooking the main body of water. Sitti...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 109340

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138 Polo Ct, Ninety Six

What a comfortable & gracious home! Distinguished, elegant lakefront blends the back-to-nature serenity & secured privacy of The Plantation w/ the country club lifestyle ...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 5.0
  • MLS 109339

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334 Nautical Way, Greenwood

Great waterfront, dockable lot on deep water cove in Harborside, a popular Lake Greenwood neighborhood with public water and sewer. Nice wide lot, over 1/2 acre, with nei...

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  • MLS 109335

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2385 Barnett Road, Cross Hill

Outstanding Gated Estate on large point lot! Over 430 feet waterfront! Panoramic views of the lake! Look no further for your own piece of Heaven on Earth! Traditional h...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 3.5
  • MLS 109332