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

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

Lot A 292 Ferry Landing, Waterloo SC 29384


Lot A 292 Ferry Landing, Waterloo

PRICED TO SELL!! This is by far one of the best deals on Lake Greenwood for a deep water dockable lot on the main channel that's not in a restricted community! Build your...

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  • MLS 109159

57 Summerset Bay Dr, Chappells SC 29037


57 Summerset Bay Dr, Chappells

Enjoy the deeper end of 11,400-acre Lake Greenwood. Dockable parcel #57 sits on a wide deepwater cove with beautiful wide water view. Nearly level lakefront, but GIS maps...

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  • MLS 109158

149 Cypress Point, Chappells SC 29037


149 Cypress Point, Chappells

LIVING THE DREAM ON LAKE GREENWOOD! This property has two of the hard to find qualities on Lake Greenwood 1) Privacy and 2) A lot of Water frontage- Imagine your own la...

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  • MLS 109164


322 Mainsail, Greenwood

Great waterfront dockable lot. Priced to sell FAST!

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  • MLS 109111