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part ofChattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, US Forest Service


Lake Sinclair Recreation Area is an ideal location for families, scout outings and church gatherings. It offers dozens of campsites and picnic areas. Its proximity to Lake Sinclair gives visitors no excuse not to enjoy the beautiful lake, which offers ample opportunity for boating, fishing and swimming.

Natural Features:

Lake Sinclair was created when the waters of the Oconee River were impounded by the Georgia Power Company in 1953, to operate a hydroelectric power station. The Lake Sinclair Recreational Area is located in the heart of Georgia and encircles 15,330-acre Lake Sinclair.

Campsites are tucked into a shady mixed forest of oak, pine, hickory and balsam trees. Although developed residences sit across the lake, the campground has a rustic natural feel to it. Several sites have views of the lake.


Located along the shore of Lake Sinclair, the recreation area offers camping, picnicking, hiking, boating, fishing and swimming. Anglers will find warm water species including crappie, catfish, largemouth bass, hybrids and stripers, among others.

Hikers enjoy the 1.8-mile Twin Bridges Trail. Hunting is also a popular activity, as a variety of wildlife make its home in the area.


The recreation area provides numerous campsites available for tent and RV camping, as well as day-use picnic areas. Each site is equipped with a table, lantern post and campfire ring with grill. Accessible flush toilets and drinking water are provided. A campground host is on-site.

Group campsites in the area can accommodate up to 88 people. Camping spurs have a gravel surface and standard amenities. The group area is secluded from other campsites and provides a comfortable degree of privacy.

Nearby Attractions:

Eatonton, Georgia is 13 miles north, with a variety of restaurants, grocery stores and more.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Lantern Posts
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Church
  • General Store
  • Gift Shop
  • Ice
  • Recycling
Know Before You Go
  • Dogs are permitted in the area, but not on the beach or in the swimming area
  • Click here for more information on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.20639, -83.39778
33°12'23"N, 83°23'52"W

Travel U.S. Highway 129 south from Eatonton for 10 miles. Turn left (east) on Georgia State Route 212, then turn left on Twin Bridges Road for 1 mile. Follow the signs to the recreation area on the left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

100 Putnam Beach Rd
Eatonton  GA  31024

Phone Number:

Information:  (706)485-7110
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