Lake Oconee

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Lake Oconee
Coordinates33°21′00″N 83°09′25″W / 33.350°N 83.157°W / 33.350; -83.157Coordinates: 33°21′00″N 83°09′25″W / 33.350°N 83.157°W / 33.350; -83.157
Primary inflowsOconee River, Apalachee River (Georgia)
Primary outflowsOconee River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length20 mi (32 km)
Max. widthLess than 1-mile (1.6 km)
Surface area19,071 acres (7,718 ha)
Average depth21 ft (6.4 m)
Max. depth225 feet (69 m)
Shore length1376 mi (605 km)
Surface elevation434 ft (132 m)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Oconee is a reservoir in central Georgia, United States, on the Oconee River near Greensboro and Eatonton. It was created in 1979 when Georgia Power completed the construction of the Wallace Dam on the Oconee River.

Lake Oconee runs through Georgia's Morgan, Greene, and Putnam counties and is separated from its sister lake, Sinclair, by Wallace Dam.

Oconee is the name of an ancient Creek town.[1]


Lake Oconee serves as a reservoir for Georgia Power Company's Wallace Hydroelectric Plant. The lake has 374 miles of shoreline with a surface area of 19,971 acres. It is formed by the Oconee River and Apalachee River (Georgia)


Lake Oconee is home to a number of golf communities, including Reynolds Lake Oconee, Cuscowilla, and Harbor Club. There are also senior living communities including Del Webb at Lake Oconee.


  1. ^ Henry Gannett (1905). The origin of certain place names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 228–. Retrieved 17 July 2012.

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