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Georgia Lakes and River Recreation

You might be surprised to learn that we’re the largest non-governmental provider of recreational facilities in Georgia.

Our lakes, rivers and parks are perfect for indulging in your passion for the water and the great outdoors.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, certain facilities at some of our lakes and campgrounds remain closed. This can include but may not be limited to bathrooms, boat docks, fishing piers and picnic areas.

We own over 100,000 acres of land in Georgia, much of which is accessible for outdoor recreation.

Of that, 30,000 acres is being used for wildlife management areas operated by the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

We also own and operate reservoirs all around Georgia which provide a host of outdoor recreational opportunities including boating, paddling, fishing, swimming, picnicking, camping, and many more.


Get an annual pass

The pass is good at all Georgia Power Public Access Areas across the state, including boat ramps, fishing piers and day-use parks.

Call 1-855-607-6462 or visit our reservations website to obtain one.


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For more information on camping, fishing and hunting, select your region:

Chattahoochee Hydro Real-Time Operations

Lake elevations are always subject to change, depending on river conditions. The tool calculates the real-time peaking schedule of our hydro units and additionally pulls the real-time lake elevation.

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Daily Lake Levels

Daily lake levels may fluctuate because of varying amounts of rainfall and the volume of water that passes through the dam for electricity generation. View this data to determine the current lake level based on rain fall.

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Vessel Safety Check

Ensuring compliance with Federal and State boating laws is easy with a free Vessel Safety Check by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadron volunteer organizations.  

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Sportsman Activities

Enjoy seasonal duck hunting or deer hunting. For more information, call the land management office or visit the Georgia Department of Natural Resources online.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

FAQs

Have a question about Georgia Power lakes and recreation? Check out these frequently asked questions to find answers before contacting the local land management office.

 

Water and Boating Safety

Stay safe on the water during all seasons. Whether you're a beginner or an expert on the water, make sure you know the rules. Learn more about water and boating safety rules, and licensing information.

Volunteer Activities

Georgia's 70,150 miles of streams and rivers need your help. Give something back to the environment with Georgia Power. Volunteer and help us clean our rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands by joining a local cleanup program.

Accessibility

Georgia Power outdoor recreation facilities offer areas accessible to people who use wheelchairs or have special physical limitations. Please call the local land management office to confirm whether your needs can be met at the facility you are planning to visit.

Georgia Power Lake Resources Offices

North Georgia 
North Georgia Lake Resources Office
4 Seed Lake Road 
Lakemont, GA 30552 
706-746-1450

 

Central Georgia 
Lake Jackson Lake Resources Office
180 Dam Road 
Jackson, GA 30233 
404-954-4044

 

East Georgia 
Lake Oconee/Sinclair Lake Resources Office
125 Wallace Dam Road 
Eatonton, GA 31024 
706-484-7500

 

West Georgia 
Bartletts Ferry Lake Resources Office
1516 Bartletts Ferry Road 
Fortson, GA 31808 
706-322-0228

 

Daily Hours (all offices): 
Monday through Friday 
8 a.m. — 5 p.m. (EST)