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

223 Nautical Way (Lot 51), Greenwood SC 29649


223 Nautical Way (Lot 51), Greenwood

Hard to beat Harborside for waterfront living on Lake Greenwood! This outstanding lot has already been cleared and leveled for building your lakefront home. Approximate...

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  • MLS 109043

104 Indigo Way, Greenwood SC 29649


104 Indigo Way, Greenwood

Your morning begins with coffee on the porch. As day breaks and the sun rises over Lake Greenwood, a spectacular array of colors light the sky, reflecting from the early ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.5
  • MLS 109045

lot 103 Ridgewood Harbor, Waterloo SC 29384


lot 103 Ridgewood Harbor, Waterloo

Great lot to build your dream home! Great location to Greenwood and shopping. Only one of a few lots still available in Ridgewood Harbor. Lot has a dock in place and a pe...

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  • MLS 109031

3075 Whitten Rd, Waterloo SC 29384


3075 Whitten Rd, Waterloo

YOU HAVE FOUND IT ON LAKEFRONT! This stunning two story lakefront three bedroom, three and one half bath custom home built by Joey Carter boasts of approximately 200 fee...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 109015

322 Red Bird, Greenwood SC 29384


322 Red Bird, Greenwood


  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 109013

Lot 172 Swing About, Greenwood SC 29649


Lot 172 Swing About, Greenwood

Large lake lot located in Stoney Point. Build your dream home in this beautiful gated golf community. Lot is in cove with big water views. Stoney point has many aminities...

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  • MLS 109006

214 Larry Drive, Greenwood SC 29649


214 Larry Drive, Greenwood

The perfect lake house awaits!! This charming A frame home is on a level lot with deep water and would be ideal for year round living or a vacation home. Situated on a la...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 109009