The only way you may drag the kids out of the water is to bribe them with a trip to family-friendly Sylvia’s, which offers excellent fare. Puebla’s Mexican Restaurant keeps dinner festive, while the Blackbridge Hall Gallery celebrates the vibrancy of art.
Lake Sinclair is a Georgia Power lake used to provide hydroelectric power. It covers 15,330 acres with over 400 miles of shoreline with a maximum depth at the dam of 90 feet. The Oconee River runs thru it and it is fed by five smaller creeks.
There are nine marinas and four restaurants on the lake. Boat rentals and campgrounds are available at local marinas. The lake level remains fairly constant all year round. It will fluctuate approx. one to two feet each day due to the fact that Georgia Power pumps water from Sinclair into Lake Oconee to run the power generators at the Oconee Dam. Georgia Power also has a steam power plant on Lake Sinclair. This is great for winter fishing as the water temps at the plant will remain warm.
The lake is situated in three counties, Baldwin, Putnam and Hancock. There is still some undeveloped land on the lake and lots of developed property.
Excellent quality and level control...very important.
Average water level variance? Georgia Power owns Lake Sinclair and maintains water level in a very consistent manner. 4-18
Are they permitted? Yes
Are they permitted? Yes No boats with heads allowed.
Depth of Lake:
Macon : 38 Miles, Atlanta : 100 Miles, Augusta : 96 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield : 100 Miles
Yes. Varies: 3 different Counties border Lake Sinclair: Baldwin, Putnam & Hancock
Lake Sinclair has long been known as a prime fishing area. From record-breaking bass to a string of bluegills, there's fishing for everyone's taste and skills. Fishing guides can be hired to take you out, or you can put your boat in at one of the many marinas or public boat ramps and find your own fishing grounds. Bait, supplies and gasoline are available at the marinas noted on the map. Many fishing tournaments are held on Sinclair every year, from nationally recognized fishing tournament to smaller local tournaments.
There are nine marinas and four restaurants on the lake. Boat rentals and campgrounds are available at local marinas. Lake Sinclair is a lake of many coves and inlets as well as long stretches of open water. The number of boats tied up at docks attests to the fun the owners have on the lake. Boaters can head for the open channels and have an exhilarating trip zipping around the lake. Or an leisurely boat tour of remote coves and inlets can be relaxing fun for family and friends. Sailing enthusiasts enjoy the brisk winds and open waters of Sinclair.
Little River Park - 3069 N Columbia St. Milledgeville, GA 478-452-1605
has two ramps, gas, a bait and tackle store, guide service, camping facilities and is where most large bass tournaments launch from and weigh in.
Sinclair Harbor - 1111 Milledgeville Rd Milledgeville, GA 478-485-9272
has gas, boat repair, convenience store and two ramps.
Bass Boat house - has small store, gas and ramps
140 Bass Rd NE Milledgeville, GA 31061 478-452-5112
Sinclair Marina - 170 NE Sinclair Marina Rd Milledgeville, GA 478-452-3620
boat repair, gas, store, and ramps
Haslams Marina - 100 NW Merriweather Point Rd Milledgeville, GA 478-968-5461
Gas, boat repair, ramps and small store
Crooked Creek fish camp - Gas, ramps store and restaurant, camping facilities
Oconee Springs park - 109 South Springs Rd Eatonton, GA 478-485-8423
gas, ramps store and restaurant
Twin Lakes Jet Ski.com-Rental of jet skis and pontoon boats on both Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair in the Eatonton and Greensboro Georgia area.
Lake Oconee Center (Trailer Park and Campsites)
706-484-0011, 888 Greensboro Rd, Eatonton, GA 31024-5805
Lawrence Shoals Public Recreation Area (Trailer Park and Campsites)
706-485-5494, Highway 16, Eatonton, GA 31024
Resort Properties (Trailer Park and Campsites)
706-453-0049, Carey Station Rd, Greensboro, GA 30642
Old Salem Park, 706-467-2850, 800 Lake Oconee Rd, White Plains, GA 30678
North Shore Resort (Trailer Park and Campsites)
706-453-4505, 2541 Carey Station Rd, Greensboro, GA 30642-2623
Local Area Businesses
Places to swim range from a supervised beach at the Forest service site to the seclusion of a sand beach on an island or in an uninhabited cove. The water is great throughout the lake but remember to observe water safety rules, especially when swimming in unsupervised areas. Taking in the beauty of the natural world is another pleasure on Lake Sinclair. Water fowl are varied and numerous. The quiet observer will see many birds and shore creatures, especially at dawn and dusk when they come down to the water's edge. The forests surrounding the lake offer other surprises. The dogwoods and azaleas in the spring and the glowing colors of fall foliage signal the beauty of changing seasons in Central Georgia.