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

866 Enchanted Oaks Drive, Waterloo SC 29384


866 Enchanted Oaks Drive, Waterloo

Affordable 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Stick Built Home with a split Bedroom Floor Plan and 2 Car Garage. Master Bedroom has private ensuite with steam shower and soaking tub. La...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 109227

291 Driftwood Road, Cross Hill SC 29332


291 Driftwood Road, Cross Hill

This is a Fannie Mae Homepath Property. New carpet, vinyl, fresh paint, new kitchen appliances. Split bedroom floor plan. Beautiful view of lake from sun porch, nice dock...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 109214

101 Bomber Ct. Unit B, Ninety Six SC 29666


101 Bomber Ct. Unit B, Ninety Six

AWESOME LAKEFRONT Condo on ground level at Lakeshore Villas. Unit has one bedroom one bath with kitchen/living area. Condo has large Screened porch with ceramic tile over...

  • Beds 1
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 109208

725 Calhoun Road East, Greenwood SC 29620


725 Calhoun Road East, Greenwood

WATCH THE SUNRISE OVER LAKE GREENWOOD FROM YOUR VERY VERY PRIVATE FRONT YARD. Fantastic VIEWS. PERFECT home for the weekend or to live in for ever. The screened porch an...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 109201

414 Lakeport, Greenwood SC 29649


414 Lakeport, Greenwood

Big water views from this bank owned waterfront lot in the popular neighborhood of Harborside on Lake Greenwood. Great building site for walkout lower level and lake vie...

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  • MLS 109188

130 Gardenia Drive, Ninety Six SC 29666


130 Gardenia Drive, Ninety Six

HUGE PRICE REDUCTION for beautiful waterfront lot in the upscale gated community of Summer Pointe on Lake Greenwood. Over 100' of waterfront, dockable, on a deepwater co...

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  • MLS 109187

Lot 9 Summerset Point, Cross Hill SC 29332


Lot 9 Summerset Point, Cross Hill

Look no further! Here is your massive water view lot that you have been waiting for! This point lot in Summerset Point offers huge water views, a gentle slope to crystal ...

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  • MLS 109167