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Lake-Oconee is located in central Georgia near the towns of Greensboro and Eatonton. It's the fourth largest lake in the state and is situated in Georgia's Greene, Morgan and Putnam Counties. Lake Oconee is separated from its sister lake, Lake Sinclair, by Wallace Dam. Lake Oconee is well-known for its' seven world-class golf courses, including the Golf Club at Cuscowilla, which was ranked in the top 3 "Best Residential Courses" by Golfweek Magazine in 2002. In 2009, Golfweek listed Lake Oconee's Harbor Club as on of the "top 10 places to play in Georgia." The lake also offers excellent fishing, swimming, boating, water-skiing, wakeboarding, hiking, camping, picnicking. Birdwatching is also quite popular at Lake Oconee, where hummingbirds, ospreys, eagles, woodpeckers, and other birds are spotted frequently. The communities surrounding Lake Oconee have streets lined with Victorian and Antebellum homes. You'll find shops and boutiques filled with unique fashion, jewelry, antiques and specialty gifts. Driving and walking tours are available in Greensboro's historic district, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The town of Eatonton is located in the midst of the Antebellum Trail, which features some of the finest old homes in the South. Other attractions near Lake Oconee include the Uncle Remus Museum and Oconee National Forest, which contains The Rock Eagle Effigy, which is over 6,000 years old.

Surrounding areas: Lake Sinclair, Georgia (18.5 mi), Lake George, Georgia (29.8 mi), Gray, Georgia (34.5 mi)

Lake Oconee Vacation Rentals

Lake Oconee Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Microtel Inn2470 Old Eatonton RdGreensboro, GA7.3 mi.(706) 453-7300
Jameson Inn Greensboro2252 S Main StGreensboro, GA8.7 mi.(706) 453-9135
General Putnam Motel & RSTRNT774 Madison RdEatonton, GA9.6 mi.(706) 485-8446
Ritz Carlton Reynold PlantationLake Oconee TrailGreensboro, GA9.6 mi.(800) 241-3333
The Lodge On Lake Oconee930 Lk Oconee PkwyEatonton, GA11.4 mi.(706) 485-7785
Hampton Inn2012 Eatonton HwyMadison, GA14.0 mi.(706) 342-9003
Comfort Inn Madison1972 Eatonton HwyMadison, GA14.2 mi.(706) 342-0054
Days Inn Madison2001 Eatonton HwyMadison, GA14.2 mi.(706) 342-1839
Holiday Inn Express2080 Eatonton RdMadison, GA15.1 mi.(706) 342-3433
Howard Johnson Hotel Madison2020 Eatonton RdMadison, GA15.1 mi.(706) 342-2121
Travelodge Madison2091 Eatonton RdMadison, GA15.1 mi.(706) 342-7800
Comfort Suites2621 N Columbia StMilledgeville, GA22.0 mi.(478) 453-2212
Holiday Inn Milledgeville2627 N Columbia StMilledgeville, GA22.0 mi.(478) 452-3502
Econo Lodge3001 Heritage RdMilledgeville, GA23.2 mi.(478) 453-3551
Super 8 Motel2472 N Columbia StMilledgeville, GA23.7 mi.(478) 453-9491
Hampton Inn Milledgeville2461 N Columbia StMilledgeville, GA23.9 mi.(478) 451-0050
Jameson Inn Milledgeville2551 N Columbia StMilledgeville, GA23.9 mi.(478) 453-8471
Holiday Inn Express1839 N Columbia StMilledgeville, GA24.0 mi.(478) 454-9000
Comfort Inn-milledgeville2595 Columbia StMilledgeville, GA26.2 mi.(478) 452-9290

Lake Oconee Weather & Climate

Central Georgia has a humid, subtropical climate. Summer temperatures are warm and muggy and winters are cold with lows in the mid-30s. Precipitation per year is on average between 45-47 inches. Spring is mild and autumn in central Georgia is sunny and cool and the driest time of the year. The first freeze of the year normally falls within November. Winters are short (typically December and January are the coldest months.) Snow may occur in winter, but freezing rain and ice are more of a problem. Frequency and amount of snow increases the further north you go in the state. Tornadoes are possible, and central Georgia is in what is called "Dixie Alley," which is known for strong, long running tornadoes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 53°F 32°F 5.11 in. -
February 58°F 34°F 4.66 in. -
March 66°F 40°F 5.30 in. -
April 74°F 47°F 3.81 in. -
May 81°F 56°F 3.68 in. -
June 88°F 64°F 3.57 in. -
July 91°F 68°F 3.98 in. -
August 89°F 67°F 4.04 in. -
September 84°F 61°F 3.27 in. -
October 75°F 49°F 3.01 in. -
November 65°F 41°F 3.30 in. -
December 56°F 34°F 3.71 in. -

Lake Oconee Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Gwinnett County Briscoe Field (LZU) located about 54 miles northwest of Lake Oconee in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the Middle Georgia Regional airport (MCN) located approximately 57 miles southwest of Lake Oconee in Macon, Georgia, the W H Bud Barron airport (DBN) located roughly 63 miles south of Lake Oconee in Dublin, Georgia, the Dekalb Peachtree airport (PDK) located around 66 miles northwest of Lake Oconee in Atlanta, Georgia, the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International airport (ATL) located about 68 miles west of Lake Oconee in Atlanta, Georgia, and finally Augusta Regional At Bush Field (AGS) located approximately 75 miles east of Lake Oconee in Augusta, Georgia.

Lake Oconee Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Stone Mountain ParkStone MountainGA57.6 mi.
Lakewood FairgroundsAtlantaGA67.8 mi.
FunsvilleMartinezGA68.6 mi.
FunsvilleAugustaGA74.3 mi.
American AdventuresMariettaGA81.5 mi.
Six Flags Over GeorgiaAustellGA82.6 mi.
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA66.7 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA81.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Harbor Club Golf & Country ClubGreensboroGA9.3 mi.
Golf Club at CuscowillaEatontonGA11.4 mi.
Uncle Remus Golf CourseEatontonGA12.1 mi.
Fox Creek Golf ClubSmyrnaGA12.2 mi.
Legacy Golf LinksSmyrnaGA12.2 mi.
Hard Labor Creek State ParkRutledgeGA23.9 mi.
Cedars Golf & Country ClubZebulonGA24.3 mi.
Little Fishing Creek Golf CourseMilledgevilleGA25.9 mi.
Lane Creek Golf ClubBishopGA26.4 mi.
Green Hills Country ClubAthensGA27.5 mi.
Wendell Coffee Golf CenterTyroneGA27.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC107.7 mi.
State Parks
Alexander H Stephens Memorial State ParkGA22.8 mi. 
Hard Labor Creek State ParkGA23.6 mi. 
Hamburg State ParkGA33.5 mi. 
Madison Museum of Fine ArtMadisonGA15.3 mi.(Art)
Compulsory ArtsAthensGA35.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Georgia Museum of Natural HistoryAthensGA35.6 mi.(Science)
Georgia Museum of ArtAthensGA35.6 mi.(Art)
Tubman African American MuseumMaconGA47.5 mi.(History)
Georgia Music Hall of FameMaconGA47.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Arts And SciencesMaconGA47.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA67.8 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC108.7 mi.

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