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

766 Enchanted Oaks, Waterloo SC 29384


766 Enchanted Oaks, Waterloo

AFFORDABLE Lake Greenwood home with in-ground pool, private boat launch, covered dock, shed and more. No need to go anywhere for summer vacation because you have everythi...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 108959

112 Lakeport, Greenwood SC 29649


112 Lakeport, Greenwood

BRAND NEW Craftsman Style lake front home sitting in the middle of 3 lots (2.17 acres). When you step inside you're gonna say WOW when you experience the 10' ceilings, v...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 3.5
  • MLS 108957

217, 219 Drayton Way, Hodges SC 29653


217, 219 Drayton Way, Hodges

Your dream home is waiting to be built in lovely Plantation Pointe! Two beautiful adjacent parcels are being sold together for a total of 2.22 acres. A 70 foot dock is...

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  • MLS 108949

121 Hickory Bay Lane, Chappells SC 29037


121 Hickory Bay Lane, Chappells

BOGO -Yes, here is your opportunity to get 2 LOTS FOR 1 LOW PRICE OF $99,600. Beautiful Wooded LAKEFRONT LOT has 1.34 Acres with year round water. Build you Dream Home ...

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  • MLS 108944

132 Gardenia Drive, Ninety Six SC 29666


132 Gardenia Drive, Ninety Six

Whether you are looking for your permanent residence or second home, this waterfront home could be either. The spacious floor plan allows for privacy on all three levels...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 5.5
  • MLS 108939

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