Jackson Lake


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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(770) 787-9621
60 Bear Creek Marina Rd
Mansfield, GA 30055
(770) 786-6087
330 Waters Bridge Circle
Covington, GA 30014
Lakeview Marina
(770) 775-3892
8726 Jackson Lake Road
Monticello, GA 31064
(770) 504-1245
278 Marina Circle
Jackson, GA 30233
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

    Sitting at 4,750 acres large and with a shoreline of 135 miles, Jackson Lake is one of Georgia’s oldest man-made lakes. Jackson Lake occupies parts of Butts County, Jasper County, and Newton County in Georgia. It is 45 miles away from Atlanta.

    An Angler’s Oasis

    Jackson Lake is a sanctuary for those who love to fish. There are plenty of secluded coves and inlets, which make it perfect for fishing alone or in groups. Here you will find northern bass, crappie, channel catfish, hybrid striped bass, sunfish, and bluegill. There are both private fishing spots for property owners and spots open to the public.

    If you want to get a boat out onto Jackson Lake, there are plenty of launch sites around the lake at the various marinas and boat ramps. Houseboats are not allowed; however, most other types of boats, including motorboats and jet skis, are welcome, just be careful around populated areas such as houses, docks, pontoons, and ramps.

    Exploring Georgia

    Residents of Jackson Lake love the tranquil atmosphere. From the friendly neighbors, the peaceful natural surroundings, and the beautiful scenery, residents here love taking a break from civilization to relax and lounge the day away. When they’re not on the lake, people love to bike on the country roads, hike on the trails, and visit the state parks and national forests, such as Indian Springs State Park.

    Locals like to eat at Blind Pig BBQ, Lakeview Restaurant, and Fire & Ice Pizza and Ice Cream. Both Lakeview Restaurant and Fire & Ice are on the water, so you can eat a great meal with a grand lake view.

    Nearby in Atlanta, you can visit Fox Theatre, Piedmont Park, and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Some local favorite food places in Atlanta include The Food Shoppe, Atlanta Breakfast Club, and Home Grown.


    In case of emergencies, you can go to Emory Saint Joseph Hospital and the Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta.

    A Promising, Peaceful Lake

    For those looking for a peaceful lake experience that offers a bundle of activities, Jackson Lake is the perfect match!