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