Frequently Asked Questions2022-02-16T12:57:32-05:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions.

If we cannot find the answer to your questions, please contact us.

We hope you find the information you are seeking on our website, or within our FAQ Section. We strive to provide a one stop website with information concerning Lake Greenwood. If you have suggestions, we welcome your feedback.

Are docks allowed on ALL properties?2018-12-18T17:24:42-05:00

No, Docks are allowed on the  majority of properties; however, there are some areas that have been designated as critical habitat areas. The shoreline may not be improved on or modified in these particular areas. To learn more about critical habitat areas click here.

Can I build a private dock on Lake Greenwood?2018-12-18T17:26:15-05:00

Yes, you must request a permit from Lake Management.

Can I build an enclosed boathouse on Lake Greenwood?2018-12-18T17:24:14-05:00


How are water levels controlled?2018-12-18T17:28:27-05:00

Controlled by Lake Greenwood Management under the direction of Greenwood County.  The Rule Curve is a Federally mandated guide for water levels in Lake Greenwood. The Rule Curve stipulates where the lake level should be during the year. Full pond is considered 439.  County lowers the lake level beginning end of October to 434.50 and beginning rising it late January. This provides time for work to be done on seawalls and docks.

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How large can my dock be?2018-12-18T17:22:34-05:00

No more than 1200 sq. ft. of surface area. (That’s big!)

How long can my dock be?2018-12-18T17:23:19-05:00

110′. As long as your dock does not extend past 1/3 the total distance from your shoreline to the opposite shoreline; your dock does not create a safety hazard for navigation of watercraft.

Is there a boat size requirement?2018-12-18T17:25:06-05:00

No, but you are limited to what will fit under the bridges, if you do not desire to be bridge locked.  

What about sediment and will Greenwood dredge the lake?2018-12-18T17:27:25-05:00

Probably the most requested question, especially from people who live on in coves or part of the lake with low water levels. There has been numerous restrictions implemented to reduce sediment into the lake.

To dredge the lake would cost in the millions, it simply can’t be offered at this time. County Council is aware of this and discussions have taken place.

What is the most common type of dock on Lake Greenwood2018-12-18T17:23:37-05:00

The 2 types of docks that are the most common are floating docks and stationary docks. Sometimes you will see a combination of the 2.

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