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

111 Egret Lane, Greenwood SC 29649


111 Egret Lane, Greenwood

Lakefront dockable lot on deep water cove located in the popular Lake Greenwood community of Pucketts Ferry. Ready to build your dream home with walkout lower level. Lo...

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  • MLS 108221

517 Nautical Way, Greenwood SC 29649


517 Nautical Way, Greenwood

Fabulous point lot to build your dream home! Panoramic views dont begin to express the beauty of this lot. Spectacular sunrises and sunsets and pristine water. Over 260...

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  • MLS 108220

502 Riviera Drive, Chappells SC 29037


502 Riviera Drive, Chappells

Absolutely no small lot! Do you hear me? Must have some lake acreage? A true lakefront home on 2.22 acres with beautiful lake views to enjoy! Approximately 279 feet of...

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  • MLS 108222

00 Summerset Bay, Cross Hill SC 29332


00 Summerset Bay, Cross Hill

Stunning BIG WATER Views, over 100 of waterfront on dockable lot located on the open water side of penninsula creating fabulous panoramic views. Very little clearing requ...

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  • MLS 108210

Lot 132 Seabright Circle, Cross Hill SC 29332


Lot 132 Seabright Circle, Cross Hill

Great lake front lot on open water in Crystal Bay. 200+ feet of water frontage on dockable lot. Perk test on file. One of the best lots in Crystal Bay for the price. ...

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  • MLS 108207

749 McCrary Rd, Cross Hill SC 29332


749 McCrary Rd, Cross Hill

Look no more!! This is YOUR home on Lake Greenwood! This beautiful tri-level stone, wood, vinyl and aluminum siding home boasts of two large bedrooms and two bathrooms ...

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  • MLS 108206

217 Point Arrowhead Circle, Cross Hill SC 29332


217 Point Arrowhead Circle, Cross Hill

EXPERIENCE LAKE GREENWOOD LIVING FOR YOURSELF!! Beautiful Custom Built 3 Bdr 3 Bath Brick Home w/ approx 2663 Heated Square Footage.<br> 185' feet of Breathtaking YEAR ...

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  • MLS 108201