Lake Sinclair Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

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 church gatherings. Lake Sinclair Recreation Area is a great place for picnicking, hiking, boating, fishing and swimming. and offers 33 campsites, with 5 campsites for campers with electric and water being available.

Photos of campground

View through trees to the beach area and Kiosk at Lake Sinclair Recreation Area Panoramic view of Lake Sinclair from the beach at the Lake Sinclair Recreation Area Playground set in the shade of the trees at Lake Sinclair Recreation Area A campsite resting on the edge of Lake Sinclair A campsite in dappled sun overlooking Lake Sinclair

At a Glance

Current Conditions:

This site is closed until further notice to safeguard the health of employees and the public. We are committed to the health and safety of recreational visitors and our staff. We are following the guidelines from USDA and the CDC regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions.

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: No resevations for this camping facility.  This is a first-come, first-served recreation area.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Camping Fees Camping without hook-ups: $9/site/night
Camping with hook-ups: $15/site/night
Day Use Fees $ 5.00  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
Best Season: April-November
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions:
  • 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.
  • No Fireworks on the National Forest! Possessing, discharging or using any kind of fireworks or other pyrotecnic or explosive device. 36 CFR 261.52 (f)
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 .
Passes: Annual Forest Pass: 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.  Available at the Oconee National Forest District Office Located  at 1199 Madison Rd. (US 441/129) Eatonton GA. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  excluding holidays
Information Center:  Oconee Ranger District Office - 706-485-7110. Office Hours are Monday-Friday 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding Holidays  

General Information

Directions:

 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:
Parking:

Overflow parking for campers is provided adjacent to Loop D.

Parking for boat trailers and vehicles is adjacent to boat ramp


Recreation Map

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Activities


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Amenities

Picnic tables On all sites and day use area
Drinking water On all loops
Toilets Four locations
Parking At sites and overflow
Boat ramp Concrete ramp
Fee charged for some activities Day Use, Camping, Boating
Tent camping Tent pads provided
Camping trailer Rv site with hook ups
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
33.206410

  Longitude : 
-83.398720

 

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Link to Recreation.com for easy reservations by the public.

Recreation.gov, where the public can make reservations easily.


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Link Wilderness.net website

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