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CAMPGROUND NAME: Lake Sinclair

VISIT DATE: 04/29/1997

UPDATE DATE: 1/27/2017

STATE: Georgia

REGION: Southern

RANGER DISTRICT:  Oconee

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Eatonton

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Eatonton, GA, at intersection of State Rts. 16 and 129, take 
Rt. 129 south for 10.9 miles to State Rt. 212.  Turn onto Rt. 212 east 
and go 0.9 miles to a Dennis Station Access and Twin Bridges Rd. sign.  
Turn left at sign onto Twin Bridges Rd. and go 1.1 miles to Lake 
Sinclair campground and Putnam Beach Rd. sign.  Turn left onto Putnam 
Beach Rd. and proceed to campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 400 ft.

The campground has four loops named A, B, C, and D and is located on 
the rolling hillsides surrounding Lake Sinclair.  Sites are tucked into 
a mixed forest including Popular, Red oak, Loblolly pine, hickory and 
Sweet gum trees providing ample shade.  The whole campground has a 
rustic wilderness feel.  Loop C has group camping and is not included 
in this survey.  Loop A is a small five-site loop.  The interior road 
and campsite parking aprons are gravel and this loop has the campground's 
only electric and water hookups.  The parking aprons in Loop B (closed 
at the time for the authors's visit) were poorly defined, eroded and had 
low branches which could be a hazard for RVs.  Some of the sites on this 
loop had a pleasant view of Lake Sinclair.  The camp sites in Loop A are 
the best maintained and have great views of the lake but some of the parking 
aprons are steep, possibly a challenge for some RVs.  All the sites have 
lantern poles and pedestal grilles.  There is an amphitheater but no 
interpretive programs offered.  

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: Yes

Seasonal Comment:
Services provided mid-April through mid-December.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $9 per day - no hookups
$15 per day - water and electric hookups
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 7
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21
   
   Total Sites: 28

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 28
No. Grilles on Sites: 28
Equestrian Camping: No

RV INFORMATION
No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0
No. Water and Electric Only: 5
No. Water Only: 0
No. Electric Only: 0

No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: Yes
Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes 
Average Parking Apron Size: 9' X 43.5'

Comments:
The parking aprons are a combination of paved, gravel, dirt and grass 
and some are eroded.  The pull-through parking aprons are parallel to 
interior road.

BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES
Vaults: No
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: Yes

OTHER FACILITIES
Playground: No
Public Phone: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2
  No. Threaded: 2
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No
Equestrian Camping: No

Comments:
Water spigots are located behind the bath-houses in loops B and D.

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): Yes
Sailing: Yes
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: No
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: Yes
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Lake Sinclair is 15,330 acres.  Beach is sandy.

HIKING
Twin Bridges Trail (foot) - 1.75 miles

FISHING   
Largemouth bass, pike, crappie, White bass, bream and catfish




Fred and Suzi Dow