Georgia Power owns & manages Lake Sinclair even since Plant Branch closed

Lake Sinclair is a beautiful place.   Over 15,000 acres and 417 miles of fabulous shoreline filled with fresh water fish including some incredible bass. Home to several annual fishing tournaments.

It is used for all types of recreation, people swim, boat, ski, jet ski, fish, picnic, sunbath on some of the beach areas.  Power is also generated at both Lake Oconee's dam, Wallace Dam and and Sinclair's dam, Sinclair Dam.  Lake Oconee is a holding reservoir to have additional waters to keep Lake Sinclair full pool even during times of drought. It is necessesary to keep Sinclair within 7 feet of full pool to pump back and forth between the lakes that is done daily. This is a benefit of buying on Sinclair over lake Oconee.

But since the power company actually owns the lake, they make the rules.  You can sometimes have a boat house, dock, seawall, ect... it depends on the individual lot.  Here are a copy of the rules.

Georgia Power Rules and Regulations for Lake Sinclair

Lake Oconee does not allow any boathouses.  So there is another benefit of buying on Sinclair instead of Oconee. Of course prices are better on Lake Sinclair too. Want to check out what's available on Lake Sinclair? Check out the entire MLS. Of course if you are ready to do more than just browse, we also have a wonderful way for you to save your search if you are willing to provide us with your email and phone number. You'll be emailed new listings, we can help you adjust your search and you can save homes you like, email homes to friends, ask question right on the private search and even request a showing appointment. LakeSinclairHomesForSale.Com Agents at Lane Realty love Lake Sinclair. We'll be happy to help you find your own little piece of paradice too.



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Comment balloon 13 commentsTammy Lankford, • February 03 2016 07:48PM


Wonderful pics and great information. Best of luck to you.

Posted by Ed & Tracy Oliva, The Oliva Team Arizona Agents (West USA Realty - Arizona) over 4 years ago

Tammy, you are the most knowledgeable Realtor when it comes to Lake Sinclair real estate and community information.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 4 years ago

Georgia Power owns the lake.  It sounds strange and maybe even difficult, but I would think there are some benefits to this arrangement as well, right?

Posted by Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life (Real Living | At Home) over 4 years ago

This is good information for local residents. I love the photos.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 4 years ago

This is useful information fo rBuyers, thanks for the post.

Posted by Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County (Lubeck Realty Group) over 4 years ago

Ed & Tracy Oliva thanks, it's a easly place to get great photos.

Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® thanks, I appreciate that. I love the lake and it's been my home a long time.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 4 years ago

Claude Labbe actually I'd say it's better and less complicated than the other kind in Georgia, those owned by the corps of engineers.  Yikes at the crazy rules on those lakes. You can't even cut trees on those lots to open up and have a nice lake view without getting it blessed. Georgia Power is local people who also live in our community.  And while the lake's main purpose now that the coal plant is gone is the power generation at the dams, they care about the recreation here and love the lake like the rest of us.  I'd take private industry over government managment ANY day.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 4 years ago

Gita Bantwal thanks on both fronts.

Donald Urschalitz folks new to the area or just finding Lake Sinclair should know about those rules, I try to write about them every 18 months or so.  And so much changed when the power plant closed last year.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 4 years ago

Hi Tammy, I really want to check out Lake Sinclair one of these days. Truly beautiful photos.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago

I am convinced that Lake Sinclair is a beautiful place and would be a great place to live, you are lucky my friend!  I don't think I want to give up my warm Arizona weather though.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 4 years ago

Good morning Tammy. Wow, the lake is huge. Thanks for sharing some of the history.

You are certainly the right agent to work with for anyone considering buying or selling.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 4 years ago

Hello Tammy ... wonderful write with some great information around Lake Sinclair!

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 4 years ago

Your company is definitely the go to for Lake Sinclair property!  You have an abundance of information that sellers and buyers can feel comfortable in knowing that you know your local area!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 4 years ago