Located only an hour and a half outside of Atlanta, Lake Sinclair is one of the most beautiful and idyllic lakes in the Southeast. It is surrounded by the forests of the Georgia Piedmont, and one of its borders is formed by the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge. A large, sprawling lake, Sinclair covers a large area in central Georgia.
Lake Sinclair sits midway between the historic towns of Eatonton, to the northwest, and Milledgeville, to the southeast. Both towns offer access to the modern conveniences of a city, and allow the area of the lake to remain largely that of rural tranquility. Furthermore, the proximity to Atlanta means that residents of Lake Sinclair homes can easily go to a concert or professional sporting event when they wish, yet avoid the hassle of city life on a day-to-day basis.
At 15,330 acres, Lake Sinclair offers a host of activities both on and off the water. Most popular as a place to store and use boats, the lake has two public access ramps provided by Georgia Power and several marinas. Many nearby residents also make use of the multitude of less well-known public access ramps. Boaters of all persuasions flock to the lake to enjoy the water and relax for a day or two, leaving behind the stress of everyday life.
Several fishing tournaments are also held at Lake Sinclair throughout the year to encourage further tourism and use of the lake. The lake's 417-mile long shoreline provides excellent fishing opportunities and draws a crowd from Lake Sinclair homes and beyond during late fall and early spring, when the mild weather of central Georgia offers a major advantage over other lakes. Camping and picnic facilities are also available, and are enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds.
Like its neighbor upstream on the Oconee River, Lake Sinclair was built by the Georgia Power Company to provide hydroelectric power to the region. The river was dammed in 1953, almost 30 years before its upstream neighbor. The conversion of the dammed river into a recreational waterway was a combined effort of several private and governmental organizations, including the U.S. Forest Service, the Georgia Power Company, and the Georgia Game and Fish Commission. Georgia Power prohibits overnight boats and boats with waste systems on the lake, as it does in Lake Oconee, which means the waters remain environmentally safe.
To learn more about Lake Sinclair homes and land for sale, contact Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty/Lake Country.