Information about Lake Oconee
Lake Oconee is a beautiful lake that adjoins its sibling
Lake Sinclair through Wallace Dam. Similar to Lake Sinclair,
Lake Oconee is fed by a multitude of streams and creeks
as well as the Oconee and Apalachee Rivers. Its waters
are used to generate electricity as well as providing
a vast area for water recreation and fishing.
Another of the Georgia Power chain of lakes, Lake Oconee
is home to many shoreline and subdivision residents
and has other attractions such as dining, retail and
business establishments near its shores. There are a
variety of golf courses and amenities available to make
Lake Oconee a destination not to be missed.
There are several public lake access areas such as
Old Salem, Lawrence Shoals, and Park's Ferry. Each facility
has day-use picnic areas, playgrounds, boat ramps and
beaches. Boat launching and other access is provided.
Lake Oconee is located on the
Oconee River in middle Georgia and Flows through the
following counties: Morgan, Putnam, Hancock, and Greene.
Lake Oconee was established in
1979 with the development of Wallace dam, for the purpose
of generating electricity for Georgia Power, who owns
and maintains the lake.
Lake Oconee is the second largest
lake in Georgia with over 19,000 surface acres. The
lake has over 370 miles of shoreline and reaches a maximum
depth of 100 feet. Essentially the lake is long and
narrow, barely reaching a mile wide at its widest point.
It is supplied by the Oconee River, Apalachee River
and Richland Creek.
The dams are approximately 105
feet high and 3,000 feet long