Lake Sinclair Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Panoramic view of Lake Sinclair with fluffy white clods in the background

The majestic Lake Sinclair was created when the waters of the Oconee River were impounded by Georgia Power Company in 1953 to operate a hydro-electric generating station. The Lake Sinclair recreational area is located in the heart of Georgia. This 15,330 acre lake (with 417 miles of shoreline!), ideal for families,  scout troup meetings or even church gatherings, offers over 40 campsites, picnicking, hiking, boating, fishing and swimming. 

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Lake Sinclair Recreation Area is Open.
Operational Hours:  Hours for day use, picnic and swim and boat ramp are sunrise to sunset. Check in for camping is upon arrival. Please be considerate of other campers during quiet hours between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
Reservations: Not required, first come first served.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Camping Fees Camping without hook-ups: $9/site/night
Camping with hook-ups: $15/site/night
Group camping Loop C : $80/night Day Use Fees $ 3.00 per per vehicle
$ .50 per person/ Bus or Commercial vehicle or walk in.
Permit Info: Georgia State fishing licence,valid boat registration required. Camp fire permits are not required Click here for information!
Open Season: Open year round
Usage: Light-Medium
  • Quiet hours between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am
  • Alcohol not allowed in day use area
  • No generators allowed
  • Camp site ccupancy limited to 5 persons or immediate family.
Closest Towns:  The nearest town is approximately 8 miles, or 15 minutes, north in Eatonton, GA.  Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: Drinking water provided by faucets located on each loop
Restroom: Bath houses: One on Loops B,C,D .One flush facility in Loop A
Passes:  Annual Forest Pass: Available at the Oconee National Forest District Office Located  at 1199 Madison Rd. (US 441/129) Eatonton GA. This pass sells for $ 25.00 and is valid for US Forest Service boat ramps and day use areas throughout the Chattahoochee Oconee National Forest. This pass is half price for Senior Pass holders.   Interagency Federal Recreation Passes: Annual Pass: $80.00. Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Senior Pass: $10.00. A lifetime pass for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., age 62 or older. Access Pass: Free. A lifetime pass for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have a permanent disability, regardless of age. Click here for detailed information on passes!
Information Center: Please contact Oconee Ranger District Office at 706-485-7110

General Information


 From I-20 Exit 114 in Madison Ga Take US 441/129 south 23 miles to the intersection of  US 129 south., also known as the Gray Rd. Turn right at the light and travel 8 miles to the intersection of GA- 212,turn left onto GA 212 and travel 1 mile  turn left  onto Twin Bridges Rd. travel 1.1 miles then turn left into the campground.

General Notes:

Overflow parking for campers is provided adjacent to Loop D.

Parking for boat trailers and vehicles is adjacent to boat ramp

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Camping & Cabins

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Group Camping

The group camping area can accommodate up to 88 people. Camping spurs have a gravel surface and our standard amenities. The group area is secluded from other loops and offers a comfortable degree of privacy.
(all amenities listed in "Campground Camping" apply)

Reservation InfoNone Required
No. of Sites1

RV Camping

5 sites with RV hookups (electric and water) are available in Loop A and 1 in Loop C, each with parking for 2 vehicles only.  Each site limited to eight campers, unless immediate family.  Each site will hold up to 2 tents.

Reservation Info None Required
Hookup - WaterYes
No. of Sites 6
Hookups - ElectricYes
Dump StationsYes

Campground Camping

The Lake Sinclair Recreation Area consists of 44 camp sites in four loops. Loop A consists of five sites with water and 50 amp electrical connections. Loop B has ten tent sites. Loop C is a group area with a two table pavilion. Loop D has 18 tent sites.

  • Camp host on site
  • Hot showers
  • 4 Bath Houses and 1 flush facility
  • 2 Boat Docks
  • Picnic Areas
  • Swimming Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Play Ground
  • Electric and water hookups
  • Dump Station 
  • Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc)


No. of Sites44 total sites. 6 sites have hook-ups.


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Water Activities

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Boat ramp Concrete ramp
Camping trailer Rv site with hook ups
Toilets Five locations
Picnic tables On all sites and ay use area
Parking At sites and overflow
Tent camping Tent pads provided
Drinking water On all loops