Lake Oconee is a 19,000 acre, 374 mile shoreline Georgia Power reservoir controlled by Wallace Dam (separates Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair to the south). It is the second largest lake in Georgia and has been the core of development in this area of the state since it was flooded in 1980. Three counties Greene, Putnam and Morgan in Northeast Georgia were directly affected by the construction of the lake and serve as the boundaries. Each has experienced an influx of residents and businesses since the formation of the lake.
Formed by the Oconee and Apalachee rivers, Lake Oconee is environmentally safe, since neither of the rivers pass through an industrial based city. Georgia Power owns an environmental strip surrounding the entire lake in which no building of any kind is allowed, including septic tanks and lines. No boats with toilets or enclosed cabins are allowed on the lake. Georgia Power is strongly committed to keeping the lake clean, the shoreline natural and the water level constant.
Lake Oconee is considered the one of the best fishing lakes in the Southeast with an abundance of fish including: bass, crappie, catfish and other species. leisure boating and water skiing are also very popular activities on the lake.
Lake Oconee is home to eight of the finest golf courses anywhere in the world and all within a 10 mile radius. Each has its own distinct style and offers challenges to the serious golfer, as well as enjoyment for the occasional player.
There are three golf course communities on Lake Oconee. Harbor Club and Cuscowilla offer one course each, and Reynolds Lake Oconee offers six courses including a “members only” course that opened in 2007. Search available homes and lots for sale in Lake Oconee golf communities.
Homes around the lake vary from multi-million dollar estates to weekend getaways and there are a variety of communities/subdivisions to choose from. The business district of Lake Oconee has steadily expanded and includes a variety of shopping choices, a movie theater and several excellent restaurants. Lake Oconee still maintains that small town, resort “get-away” feel while offering world-class amenities to its visitors and residents. Learn more information about schools in the area or property tax records.