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What Are The Well Liked Rental Amenities in Lake Oconee, GA?

Trending Vacation Rental Amenities in Lake Oconee, GA

Above shows the popular amenities in Lake Oconee and the number of the rental properties associated with each amenity. In Lake Oconee, 214 rentals offer Internet or Wifi, 202 rentals offer Air Conditioning, 196 rentals offer TV. So, if you need Internet or Wifi during your vacation, use the Internet or Wifi filter to compare these properties. Two amenities that are not typical are Hot Tub, Pets Friendly.

Which Price Range Is Most Typical in Lake Oconee, GA Area?

Vacation House & Cottage Rental Price Information in Lake Oconee, GA

The graph shows the percentages of vacation homes in each price bucket. Lake Oconee has the largest percentage (16.67%) of homes in $500+ price range.
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Which Accommodations Should I Pick in Lake Oconee, GA?
Rental Property Types in Lake Oconee, GA
In Lake Oconee, 55.27% of listings are House, which is the most popular accommodation out of 13 total accommodation types. Avg price per night for House is around $406. And the most searched amenities for House accommodation is Hot Tub.The least popular accommodation in Lake Oconee is Studio rentals
How Many Accommodations Are Pets Allowed in Lake Oconee, GA?
Pets Allowed vs Not Allowed in Lake Oconee, GA
21.52% of vacation homes in Lake Oconee are pet friendly. Either you bring your loved pets on vacation or you have pet allergies, make sure to select the homes by applying the right filters.
What Are The Must-Visit Places in Lake Oconee, GA?
Must Visit Places In Lake Oconee, GA

When you have only limited times to spend in Lake Oconee, we highly recommend you to visit those famous places:

Must-Visit Trails in Lake Oconee, GA?
Best Trails In Lake Oconee, GA
If you like outdoor activities, we highly recommend you to visit those famous trails: Mounds Trail, Oconee River Recreation Area [CLOSED], Hard Labor Creek Mountain Bike Complete Loop, Blue Trail, Orange Trail, Brantley and Beaverpond Nature Trails, Rock Hawk Trail, Scull Shoals Trail, Twin Bridges Trail, Lake Sinclair Beach Campground Trail.
Best Campgrounds in Lake Oconee, GA?
Campgrounds Recommendations In Lake Oconee, GA
If you love outdoors or travel with an RV, here are the campgrounds in Lake Oconee: Winfield Campground, Big Hart Campground, Fort Yargo Campground, Hard Labor Creek Campground, North Shore Landing Campground, Lake Oconee / Greensboro KOA, Indian Springs Campground, High Falls Campground, Forsyth KOA, Little River Park Campground.
Where to visit in order to explore art and culture in Lake Oconee, GA?
Art & Culture Places

Oconee Performing Arts Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing high-quality performing arts to the Lake Oconee region. Events such as Broadway Sings for OPAS and Fa-la-la, a holiday extravaganza are just a few of the performances held by the organization.

Festival Hall is a 500-seat event venue used for cultural, entertainment, and educational programming. Originally built as an auditorium by the Federal Works Agency as a Public Works Administration Project, it originally housed a basketball court, bleachers, and a stage that was used by the Greensboro High School for functions until 1976. Ten years ago, a group of citizens came together to restore the old community building to create a cultural center.

The Plaza Arts Center has a mission to create, cultivate and celebrate the arts. It is a unique location where the community can enjoy arts and entertainment activities while also exploring learning options. They offer live music performances, such as country legend Jeff Carson, adventure in archaeology educational programs, gospel concerts and a youth summer camp.

Greene County African American Museum is dedicated to telling the history of African American culture, sharing the contributions and stories of those who have lived in the area over time. Founded by Mamie Hillman, a social entrepreneur, educator and historian, the museum focuses on all aspects of black history in Greene County, from forced migration to enslavement to Reconstruction as well as Jim Crow, Civil Rights, and today. The museum is located at 1415 Northeast Street.

Lake Country Discovery Museum has exhibits that provide detailed information on the lake country. There are historical and interactive exhibits as well as kiosks, art galleries, and memorabilia. You can also view hundreds of photos of the area over the years. Find the museum at 6340 Lake Oconee Parkway.

Where are the hidden gems or unique spots to visit in Lake Oconee, GA?
Hidden Gems

The Old Gaol, constructed of granite from a local quarry, was built in 1807 when the Superior Court of Greene County suggested that jail was necessary. It is the oldest masonry jail still standing in the state. Patterned after European bastilles, the Old Gaol consists of downstairs cells that look like those of the catacombs with chains that allowed prisoners to be locked to the walls. Prisoners had beds of straw, a tin bucket they used as a toilet, and one candle that provided the only light. There was no heat or ventilation in those cells although those arrested for non-violent crimes were housed upstairs where there was light. The gallows and trap door remain as they were when they were used from 1735 to 1924. You can find the Old Gaol on East Greene Street in Greensboro.

Scull Shoals was the location of the first paper mill in Georgia. Over time, the location also served as a water-powered sawmill, a grist mill, and a textile mill. There are many hiking trails and archeological sites in the area as well. Find them on Forest Service Road 1234 in Greensboro.

What are the activities in Lake Oconee, GA that are family friendly?
Family Friendly Activities

Bike riding is always a fun family activity and there are several places in the Lake Oconee area that allow you to rent bikes. You can choose from single-rider bicycles, tandem bicycles as well as those with baby seats attached for the very small ones in your family. The area also offers extensive bike trails.

Jumping Rock, standing 10 feet above the lake, is a favorite spot for locals. The rock is located on the south end of the lake and is only accessible by boat. Pull up and let the family swim right up to the rock, climb to the top, and jump off.

Off-roading at Durhamtown Off Road Resort is a fun family activity. They offer dirtbikes, ATVs and more along with 4x4 trail riding parks. You can even try your hand at skeet shooting. There are more than 90 cabins available for rent that range from primitive to luxury as well as over 100 camper and RV campsites. There is also rustic camping available. There is even a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They are located at 2350 Randolph Church Road.

How to plan 1 or 2 or 3-day trip itineraries in Lake Oconee, GA?
Trip Planning

Your itinerary to Lake Oconee depends on several variables, including the time of year you travel and what your interests may be. If you are planning a summer weekend in the areas, spend a day on the lake, playing at Jumping Rock, skimming across the water on a jet ski, or rent a kayak to explore in a leisurely manner. The second day, take in a round of golf at one of the six championship courses in the area before spending the afternoon in downtown Greensboro.

Are watersports your thing? Start your trip by renting jet skis, canoes, kayaks, or a power boat to check out the lake. You can also sign up for sunset pontoon cruises for a day on the water. Grab a meal at Gaby’s by the Lake while you are out there. The next day, take your kayak, canoe or jet ski out on the lake again, this time heading toward Bone Island Grillhouse for delicious food and drinks. Or you can head out on the lake on a charter fishing boat, angling for stripers, crappies and more.

If you are taking the family on a trip to the Lake Oconee area, start out with a morning on the lake, fishing, relaxing, or floating. Check out the 21 miles of walking trails for a little exercise as you commune with nature. Grab lunch at Café 44 before checking out some of the historical attractions in the area. The next day, go off-roading on an ATV, fulfilling your family’s adrenaline rush. Be sure to grab dinner at National Tavern while you are visiting.

What does the calendar look like for local events & festivals in Lake Oconee, GA?
Local Events & Festivals

Margaritaville Fourth of July Weekend, held at Oconee Brewing Company, on the weekend of the Independence Day holiday. They offer a low country boil dinner and entertainment by Son of a Sailor, a Jimmy Buffett cover band.

How to get around in Lake Oconee, GA?
Transportations

The closest airport to Lake Oconee, Georgia, is the Middle Georgia Regional Airport located in Macon, about an hour and a half away. You will need to rent a car to get to the lake from the airport.

What are the travel peak seasons in Lake Oconee, GA?
Peak Seasons

The average monthly temperature in Lake Oconee is as follows:

  • January – low of 34F (1C); high of 55F (13C)
  • February – low of 36F (2C); high of 60F (16C)
  • March – low of 43F (6C); high of 68F (20C)
  • April – low of 50F (10C); high of 76F (24C)
  • May – low of 58F (14C); high of 83F (28C)
  • June – low of 66F (19C); high of 90F (32C)
  • July – low of 70F (21C); high of 92F (33C)
  • August – low of 69F (21C); high of 91F (33C)
  • September – low of 63F (17C); high of 85F (29C)
  • October – low of 52F (11C); high of 76F (24C)
  • November – low of 43F (6C); high of 67F (19C)
  • December – low of 36F (2C); high of 58F (14C)

The Lake Oconee area can be fairly humid, especially during the summer months. The least humid month is February at 48.2 percent.

What are the nightlife spots in Lake Oconee, GA?
Nightlife Spots

44 Draft House offers a rotating selection of craft beer with 25 on tap. They also offer draft sodas, wines and nitro coffee. The beer selection changes often with some options that are difficult to find. Access them on the UnTappd app and get notifications when they tap something new. Food is not served but guests can bring their own. There is often live entertainment as well. Find them at 1122 Lake Oconee Parkway.

Pickle Barrel Café and Sports Pub are where good food and great times unite. The pub is the culmination of 20 years of work, trying to create the perfect atmosphere where you can meet new people or just enjoy good food and a cold beer. Watch the big game or just hang out with friends at their 1017 Park Place Boulevard location.

The Barrel Room, located at the Ritz Carlton on Lake Oconee, provides an inviting atmosphere where you can sip a crisp glass of wine chosen from their extensive wine list, enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail made from spirits curated from around the world or enjoy a local craft beer. The bar offers a curated list of exclusive whiskeys and bourbons. There are fireside lobby tables, and you can enjoy lake views as you relax with your cocktail. All guests must be 18 or older and reservations are required.

Oconee Brewing Company is a local craft brewing company with a tasting room. There is a large indoor tasting area or guests can enjoy hand-crafted beers on the patio. There is occasionally live music offered at the brewery as well. Find them at 302 North West Street.

The exposed timber ceilings and stacked stone fireplace in Georgia provide you with a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere to meet friends for drinks or grab some pub fare with a southern influence. All menu items are created from fresh, regional ingredients and the bar offers delicious, hand-crafted cocktails. Georgia’s is located at the Ritz Carlton on Lake Oconee.

What are the must-visit places in Lake Oconee, GA?
Must See Attractions

Old Salem Park offers 85 acres of forest with campgrounds and trails. There is a boat launch, picnic area, and shelter as well as a grill on-site, making this the perfect place for picnic and family fun. The park is also pet-friendly and offers several walking trails. It is located at 1530 Old Salem Road in Greensboro.

Rock Hawk Trail is designed as an outdoor classroom with more than 30 miles of trails, all with educational displays designed to teach you about the area. The trail leads to the Rock Hawk effigy, located on what was land occupied by Native Americans. While the University of Georgia was excavating the Rock Eagle Effigy, they discovered the Rock Hawk effigy where Native American relics have been found. The trail is located at 305 North Madison Avenue in Eatonton.

Oconee Wildlife Management Area consists of 7,400 acres and is made up of rolling hills with babbling creeks. The wildlife management area borders Lake Oconee and is the habitat for many different species, including deer, turkey, small game, and dove. The area is located at 5051 Liberty Church Road in White Plains.

The Iron Horse, an abstract sculpture, initially stood on the campus of the University of Athens in 1954. Students built a bonfire under the sculpture and became a target for pranks. In 1959, a farmer offered a field for the placement of the sculpture. The sun comes up behind the sculpture, offering opportunities for interesting photos. The horse is about 11 miles south of Watkinsville.

Downtown Greensboro is a quaint, historic village offering many options for shopping and exploring. Visit Genuine Georgia for items created by local artisans and wander through the Greensboro Antique Mall. Be sure to grab a slice of buttermilk pie at the Yesterday Café or sip some tea at The Potted Geranium.

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