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


62 62 Osprey Circle, Cross Hill

Luxury Class A Motorcoach Resort with over 900 feet of shoreline, boat launch and docks in place for owners use. This lot has a deck and is situated on the top of the hi...

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  • MLS 108756

246 Twin Oaks Rd, Greenwood SC 29649


246 Twin Oaks Rd, Greenwood

This one will sell fast! This home showcases over 3000 square foot of living space and 5 bedrooms over looking open water for only $279,900! If you are looking for DEEP w...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 108754

105 Belle Rive, Ninety Six SC 29666


105 Belle Rive, Ninety Six

THERE IS NOTHING ELSE LIKE THIS ON LAKE GREENWOOD!! What makes this property so unique is you don't have to sacrifice acreage and privacy, just to live on the lake! This...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 5.0
  • MLS 108739

308-C Driftwood, Greenwood SC 29646


308-C Driftwood, Greenwood

Great Views of Big Water! This is truly a move in ready home. Many updates including: New Pergo flooring, paint inside and entire outside, new screened in porch, tile dec...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 108731

322 Hidden Springs Way, Cross Hill SC 29332


322 Hidden Springs Way, Cross Hill

This lakehome was built for entertaining! Gorgeous open Kitchen, big Recreation Rm w/ fabulous fully loaded Wet Bar, spacious all-year Sunroom/Family Rm, Formal DR & LR f...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.5
  • MLS 108724

650/629 Grand Harbor Blvd, Ninety Six SC 29666


650/629 Grand Harbor Blvd, Ninety Six

Lakefront lot, private shared dock, close to all amenities Lowest price in Grand Harbor!. Bonus: golf lot with lake view and partial golf membership included. Package...

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  • MLS 108721

607 Stillwater, Waterloo SC 29384


607 Stillwater, Waterloo

Don't miss out on this great lakefront home that's priced to sell!!! This 3br/2ba is nice enough to live in year round or make it your week-end get-away until you retire....

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 108710