Six Facts About Lake Oconee

Lake Oconee is quickly becoming of the predominant lakefront and golf communities in the United States. Here are six essential facts regarding Lake Oconee.

1. Lake Oconee was formed when Georgia Power damned the Oconee river. This created a 19,000-acre reservoir now the second largest lake in the state of Georgia. Lake Oconee is separated by the Wallace Dam, which separates Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair to the south.

2. Georgia Power owns the around surrounding the entire lake.
Two rivers initially formed lake Oconee to the North: The Oconee and Apalachee river. Because neither river flows through a major major, the lake is incredibly clean. Because Georgia Power owns the area around the lake, of this, they do not allow any buildings, septic tanks, or lines close to the water. This prevents leaks, spills, and keeps the lake clean and safe.

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3. The color of the water varies throughout lake Oconee.
To the north, water is darker and has more brown and blue hues, primarily due to the sentiment from the converging Oconee and Apalachee rivers. As you get further south, the water deepens and transforms into a beautiful blue-green oasis.

4. Lake Oconee Features Three Prestigious Gated Golf Course communities.
Reynolds, which has three communities itself in Reynolds, Reynolds Landing, and Great Waters.
Cuscowilla, which offers Georgia’s only Coore-Crenshaw golf course and is one of the top private golf destinations in Georgia.
Harbor Club, which features 1,000 acres of beautiful wooded hills and miles of Lake Oconee shoreline, is routinely ranked as one of the top public golf course communities in the Southeast.

5. Three Parks. One National Forest.
Georgia Power operates three parks in the Lake Oconee area: Lawrence Shoals, Parks Ferry, and Old Salem. Each park provides a nature area and boat ramps for public water access.
The Oconee National Forest to the northeastern part of the lake covers nearly 37,000 acres and provides a beautiful, natural backdrop as well as equestrian trails, abundant wildlife, and camping.

6. Lake Oconee borders three separate counties: Morgan, Greene, and Putnam.
Each county has different laws relevant to home buyers, sellers, and investors, particularly when it comes to short and long term rentals.
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