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. Recreation: 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. Facilities: 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.