East Georgia Lakes

Lake Oconee • Lake Sinclair

Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair are both relaxing and rejuvenating.

Two of east Georgia’s favorite lakes, Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair, offer all the fun that you’re looking for when you’re ready to hit the water. Fishing, boating, camping and water sports – it’s all ready for you to enjoy. Check out the interactive map for Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair below for more information.

East Georgia

Land Management Office 
125 Wallace Dam Road 
Eatonton, GA 31024 
706-484-7500

 

Daily Hours:
Monday through Friday 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST

 

For more information:
1-888-GPC-LAKE
1-888-472-5253

Lake Oconee Contacts

Alisa Crudup 
Sr. Support Specialist
706-484-7503

 

Susan Davis 
Sr. Land Management Specialist
706-484-7522

 

Wes Lewis 
Sr. Land Management Specialist
706-484-7532

Shared Key Contacts

Mark Gordy 
Sr. Land Management Specialist 
706-484-7504

 

Keith Hill 
Lake Resources Manager 
706-484-7510

 

Tim Smith 
Sr. Land Forester 
706-484-7512

Lake Sinclair Contacts

Sandra Hudson 
Sr. Land Management Specialist
706-484-7509

 

Olivia "Libby" McCreery 
Sr. Support Specialist 
706-484-7502

 

Jay Weems 
Land Management Specialist
706-484-7521

 

Georgia Power is a proud sponsor of O'Neill Outside

Camping

Here, you'll find peace and tranquility, as well as beautiful scenery and nearby communities that are steeped in history.

General Camping Information

Reservations

For reservations, call the campground. Campsites must be reserved at least 10 days in advance and require a two-night minimum stay. There is a three-night minimum stay on holiday weekends.

 

Parking Fees

  • Annual day use parking pass is $35. Pass is valid for day-use at all Georgia Power recreation areas.
  • Day use visitor's pass is $5 per vehicle.
  • Campers with self-contained units such as RVs are charged $25 per sleeping facility per night.
  • Tent campers are charged $20 per sleeping facility per night.
  • Weekly rates are $150. (No other discounts apply.)
  • Camping reservations are accepted for numbered sites only.
  • All Federal agencies' senior discount passes are honored at a savings of $2 per night. For further information on these senior passes, call the U.S. Forest Service in Eatonton, GA, at 706-485-7110.

 

Hookups and Site Comforts

All of the RV sites and most non-primitive campsites offer electrical and water hookups, grills or fire rings, and picnic tables. Some sites offer cable TV hookups, flush toilets, and conveniently located hot showers. All of the campgrounds have dump stations. Some campsites have a sewage hookup.

 

Additional Info

Campers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please call for information about group camps and camping areas that offer more privacy.

 

Lawrence Shoals Campground offers full-service campgrounds, primitive campsites, hiking, a picnic pavilion, a swimming beach, a playground, grill, restrooms and two info stands. There are two archery ranges, a standing target range and a total of twenty 3-D target ranges. The campground is handicapped accessible. 

Lawrence Shoals Campground

Lawrence Shoals Campground

123 Wallace Dam Road 
Eatonton, GA 31024 
Located near Wallace Dam, off Highway 16


Open March 1 — September 3

 

To reserve primitive campsites: 706-485-5494

 

Activities

  • Full-Service Campground
  • Primitive Campsites
  • Nature Trails
  • Children's Playground
  • Swimming Beaches

Amenities

  • Boat Launching Ramp
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Restrooms

 

Check out the Campground PDF for more information.

 

Old Salem Campground offers primitive campsites and full-service campgrounds. Amenities include laundry facilities, restrooms, ice, day-use picnic areas, info stands and a dump station. There is a playground for children, a swimming beach, a boat ramp, grill and a pavilion. The campground is handicapped accessible. 

Old Salem Campground

Old Salem Campground 

1530 Old Salem Road 
Greensboro, GA 30642 
Located near the middle of the lake, off Highway 44

 

To reserve primitive campsites: 706-467-2850

 

Activities

  • Swimming Beaches
  • Primitive Campsites 
  • Full-Service Campground
  • Children's Playground

Amenities

  • Boat Launching Ramp
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic Pavilion

 

Check out the Campground PDF for more information.

 

Parks Ferry Campsites offer full-service campgrounds and primitive sites. Amenities include an outdoor sports area, picnicking, restrooms, ice, info stands and a dump station. There is a playground for children, a swimming beach, a boat ramp, grill and a pavilion. 

Parks Ferry Campground

Parks Ferry Campground

 

1491 Parks Mill Road
Greensboro, GA 30642
Located off Highway 44, near I-20

Open May 1 – September 3

 

To reserve campsites: 706-453-4308

 

Activities

  • Full-Service Campground
  • Primitive Campsites
  • Children's Playground
  • Swimming Beaches

 

Amenities

  • Boat Launching Ramp
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic Pavilion

 

Rocky Creek Park (Day-Use Only) includes a pavilion with restrooms and vending machines, picnic tables, grills, swimming beach, playground, a fishing pier, a boat ramp and easy access to Lake Sinclair. The park is open to the public each year from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Rocky Creek Park

Rocky Creek Park 

 

Rocky Creek Road 
Milledgeville, GA 31061

 

For more information: 706-484-7500

Fishing

Midway between Atlanta and Augusta, you'll find some of the state's best fishing.

Fishing is popular at Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair, as they're home to some of the state’s best fishing for bass, bluegill and catfish. If you plan to fish while visiting, you will need to obtain a fishing license or permit from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Licenses can be purchased locally at sporting goods stores, convenience stores and marinas, or by visiting the Department of Natural Resources website.

Take a look at our fishing guide below to find out some of the common species found in the east Georgia lakes, and view an attractor guide for Lake Sinclair.

 

 

Lake Sinclair Fish Attractors

Use this simple map to locate the best fishing spots using coordinates. It displays where Georgia Power has placed fish attractors.

Fish Attractor Coordinates

Local Points of Interest

Rock Eagle Effigy Mound

Less than 30 minutes from Lake Oconee, is the prehistoric Rock Eagle Effigy Mound. The famous mound is located near Eatonton, GA. The mound is in the shape of a gigantic bird and thought to be about 2,000 years old.

Tower at Rock Eagle

Visitors of the Rock Eagle Effigy Mound can climb the tower for a great view of the mound. The tower was built in the 1930s. The stairs may be strenuous for some visitors, so there is a paved walkway around the mound with interpretive panels explaining the significance of the site.

Lake Oconee Interactive Map

Click on a site to see what amenities and activities are available there. Click on an icon to see which sites provide the desired activity or amenity.

Lake Sinclair Interactive Map

Click on a site to see what amenities and activities are available there. Click on an icon to see which sites provide the desired activity or amenity.