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

209 Watersedge, Greenwood SC 29649


209 Watersedge, Greenwood

One of the few nice lakefront lots available with great water in sought after Pucketts Ferry! Dock and seawall are already in place! Plenty of room to build your dream ho...

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  • MLS 108926


13 Summerset Pointe, Cross Hill

Perfect building lot overlooking big water almost at the end of a cul-de-sac. Ready to be built on with nice houses on either side. Gorgeous Sunset Views and a sandy bea...

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  • MLS 106798

561 Mystic Hollow Road, Waterloo SC 29384


561 Mystic Hollow Road, Waterloo

Fantastic lake cottage on open, big water. House has great spaces and storage; large, open greatroom with pretty built-ins and wood burning fireplace overlooking the lak...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 108930


Lot 35 Ridgewood Harbor, Waterloo

Wow- BIG BIG VIEWS!! Drastically Reduced Price for an Awesome View, on GREAT Water, for a LEVEL lot, in the heart of Lake Greenwood, with a retaining wall already in plac...

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  • MLS 105093

325 Nautical Way, Greenwood SC 29649


325 Nautical Way, Greenwood

A custom builders home, the architectural detailing of this home has been thoughtfully crafted to capture the tranquil breath-taking vistas from almost everyone room in t...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 108888

310 B. Driftwood Drive, Greenwood SC 29649


310 B. Driftwood Drive, Greenwood

Fantastic big water townhome! Ready for your easy going lakefront lifestyle. Master bedroom and bath are on the main level. Large open floor plan with windows overlooking...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.5
  • MLS 108883

102 N Luton Place, Greenwood SC 29649


102 N Luton Place, Greenwood

LIVING THE DREAM ON LAKE GREENWOOD - IF LOCATION IS IMPORTANT TO YOU --- Welcome to 102 Luton Place N- Stoney Point on beautiful Lake Greenwood! <BR>Enjoy the BIG Water ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.5
  • MLS 108862