Jackson Lake


$35.4MTotal Value
Jackson Lake, Georgia

Escape to The South's Premier Secret Lake just an hour south of Atlanta. Even though Jackson Lake is over 100 years old, it still enjoys welcomed anonymity. Those who discover it find an enhanced lake experience near a major urban center.  


This 4,800-acre body of water has 135 miles of shoreline and 2,300 homes. Jackson Lake is full year-round, and lake levels are not noticeably affected like most other lakes by droughts or significant rain events. 

The typical average list prices of Jackson Lake homes for sale is $326,000. On average, there are 80 lake homes for sale on Jackson Lake, and 40 lake lots and parcels.

With 135 miles of shoreline, Jackson Lake is considered a mid-sized Georgia lake.

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  • 135Mi. of Shoreline
  • 94Deepest Depth
  • Dam Name
    Lloyd Shoals Dam
  • Year Built
  • Managed By Georgia Power Company
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
Golf Courses
(770) 775-2433
209 Biles Rd
Jackson, GA 30233
(706) 468-0341
Clubhouse Dr
Monticello, GA 31064
  • Counties: Butts County, Jasper County, Newton County
  • Fish: Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, White Crappie
  • Condos available (No)
  • Notable events: Lake Jackson Poker Run
  • Known for: One of the oldest reservoirs in GA
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are not allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (Yes). -- Anyone born on or after January 1, 1998 who operates any motorized vessel on Georgia waters must complete a boating education course, must have PFD’s on boat (See http://georgiapowerlakes.com/faqs/)
  • Dock restrictions (Yes). -- Must obtain permit to construct or enhance (See http://georgiapowerlakes.com/faqs/)
(706) 468-8826
898 College St
Monticello, GA 31064
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320
52 miles away
Seven Lakes Airport
Jackson, GA 30233
5 miles away
About Jackson Lake
Perfectly Secluded

About 10 miles off Interstate 75, northeast of Macon, and about 45 miles southeast of Atlanta, the Jackson Lake area has a particularly secluded atmosphere. This lake's irregular shape helps to give it a mostly rural shoreline and provides a wealth of secluded coves and inlets.

This 4,750-acre body of water has 135 miles of shoreline and 2,300 homes.

One of Georgia's Oldest Lakes

Jackson Lake was formed in 1910 when the Lloyd Shoals Dam was built, making it one of the oldest human-made lakes. The lake is owned and operated by the Georgia Power Company.

The lake is formed by the confluence of the Yellow, Alcovy and South rivers. Tussahaw Creek is also a significant tributary.

Recreational Uses

On Jackson Lake, visitors and residents can spend the day boating, swimming, fishing, and practicing water sports. The lake is regarded as a fishing utopia. Fishers can catch largemouth bass, striped bass, spotted bass, hybrid striper, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, redbreast sunfish, channel catfish, white catfish, and bullhead catfish. Don't forget your fishing license!

Hiking, bird watching, and even geocaching are popular outdoor activities to experience on Jackson Lake.

The lake features six marinas, as well as three public areas maintained by Georgia Power.

Spend time in Atlanta or Athens

Atlanta is home to several museums, including the High Museum of Art, the Fernbank Museum and 3D Theater, the Atlanta History Center, the Children's Museum of Atlanta, and more.

Athens is home to The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. The Garden contains eleven botanical and horticultural collections spanning 313 acres.

The Best Place to Experience Lake Life

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or find a vacation rental, Jackson Lake is an excellent choice.