Lake Greenwood

Lake Greenwood

Lake Greenwood was created between 1935 and 1940 by the construction of the Buzzard's Roost Dam near Chappels, SC. The powerhouse was equipped with three turbines each driving a 5 megawatt AC generator to provide power to the Greenwood area. Recent years have brought considerable development around the lake, which is becoming a choice residential and retirement area for Greenwood, Laurens, and Newberry counties. The lake has 212 miles of shoreline.

General Information

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Miles of Shoreline: 212
Acres of Surface Water: 11,400
Counties Lake is Within: Greenwood, Laurens, Newberry
Average Depth: 21.8 feet
Maximum Depth: Approximately 69.3 feet
Boat Ramps: 3
Fish Attractors: 16
Fishing Access Locations: 2
Fishing Loaner Tackle Locations: 1
Fish Stocking
Owned and Managed by: Greenwood County