Jackson Lake Houses
Jackson Lake Houses

About Jackson Lake

The best-kept secret in the Atlanta Metro area

Located about an hour southeast of Atlanta and created in 1910, Jackson Lake is one of the oldest lakes in Georgia. Though Georgia Power, who manages the lake, officially calls it “Lake Jackson,” many locals prefer to call it “Jackson Lake.”

Jackson Lake is about 4,750 acres with around 135 miles of shoreline and is located within portions of three counties (Jasper, Newton and Butts). Jackson Lake is formed by the confluence of the Alcovy, Yellow, and South rivers as well as Tussahaw Creek. Below the Lloyd Shoals Dam, the lake’s outlet is the Ocmulgee River.

In addition to generating clean, hydroelectric power, the lake provides a location for watersports recreation such as boating, skiing, wakeboarding and fishing. The lake is also home to thousands of residents, with both deeded and leased lakefront properties available, including many with dock rights.

I say it’s the best kept secret because, although this beautiful lake is only an hour from Atlanta, many folks in Atlanta are not familiar with it. As such, the prices of lakefront homes on Jackson are far more affordable than many of the “big name” lakes in the metro area. Take a look and you’ll agree, this lake is beautiful and a steal of a deal.

Where is Jackson Lake Located?

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