About Lake Oconee
Lying 75 miles east of Atlanta, Lake Oconee has 19,000 pristine acres and 375 miles of shoreline, offering widespread opportunities for the boating and water sport enthusiast, as well as paradise for the sportsman.
The area features over 1,500 acres of recreational areas and wildlife preserves and the best fishing in the Southeast with 350 pounds of fish per acre.
The lake was originally constructed by the Georgia Power Company to generate hydroelectric power via the Wallace Dam in 1980.
Georgia’s second largest lake has become an escape for visitors and locals alike.
A Georgia Power prohibition of boats with overnight and toilet facilities means the unmatched beauty and seclusion of this lake comes with the assurance of environmentally safe waters.
As a result of its rising popularity, the lake area has witnessed an influx of businesses since its formation and today provides the comforts of a big city with the tranquility of the countryside.
Three counties in Northeast Georgia were directly affected by the construction of the lake, and the impact on the area has been dramatic.
Greene, Putnam, and Morgan Counties serve as boundaries of Lake Oconee.