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FAQs & Resources


Get the answers to some frequently asked questions regarding Georgia Power lakes.

Do I have, or is there such a thing as a 99 or 100-year lease agreement?

Georgia Power does not issue 100-year lease terms.  The term length of our residential lease agreements is 15 years.

Are there size restrictions on boats for Georgia Power lakes?

Yes. Regarding vessel length, the maximum size is 30′-6″ on Lakes Oconee, Sinclair, and all lakes managed by our North Georgia Field Office. Additionally, there is a maximum horsepower limit of 25 on Lakes Juliette and Tugalo (Georgia side of lake). Please contact the respective Land Management Office for more details.

Can I bring a houseboat to a Georgia Power lake?

No.  Georgia Law prohibits vessels with galleys, sleeping quarters, or marine toilets to operate on Georgia Power lakes.

How do I reserve a campsite or the pavilion at a Georgia Power campground or park?

Please visit page or contact the respective Land Management Office.

What are the opening and closing dates for Georgia Power campgrounds and parks?

Please visit page or contact the respective Land Management Office.

How are “No Wake” buoys regulated on Georgia Power lakes?

“No Wake” areas are zoned, regulated, and enforced by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  Georgia Power installs and maintains all regulatory buoys.

What activities require a Georgia Power construction permit?

Installation and maintenance of any shoreline structure including docks, boathouses, seawalls and shelters requires written authorization in the form of a construction permit.  Also, on Georgia Power leased lots, any maintenance or addition to the dwelling or detached structure requires a permit.  If in doubt, please contact your respective Land Management office.  There are no fees associated with a construction permit.

I’m on deeded property. Why is Georgia Power asking me to sign a user agreement?

Georgia Power’s operating license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requires us to control the use of the lakes and the land that Georgia Power owns that are associated with the hydroelectric project. We do this through legal agreements between Georgia Power and the adjacent property owners. The agreements authorize the adjacent property owners to have permitted structures (docks, boathouses, seawalls, etc.) to be located on Georgia Power property. Fees for the agreements vary depending on the specific lake and ownership rights.


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