About Lake Sinclair
Set in the rolling hills and forests of the Georgia Piedmont, Lake Sinclair is conveniently located 90 minutes east of Atlanta near the historic communities of Milledgeville and Eatonton, which offer all the necessary amenities of city life.
Lake Sinclair offers 15,330 acres of pristine waters that are a must see for those seeking vacation or permanent living opportunities.
Originally built in 1953 to provide hydroelectric power, the lake features fabulous fishing, boating, and lakefront living options.
Recreational, camping, fishing and picnic facilities are available throughout its 417 miles of shoreline.
The lake is ensured of preservation of its picturesque scenery and environmentally safe waters through a Georgia Power Company prohibition of boats with overnight and toilet facilities.
The water in Lake Sinclair is not only used to produce electricity at the Sinclair Dam, it is also re-circulated to its upstream sister Lake Oconee, where it can be run through the turbines again to produce electricity there.