Article originally appeared on 365 Atlanta Traveler

There is nothing quite like watching the sun fall into slumber over the water on Lake Sinclair, changing from bright yellow to a soft golden, it’s reflection rippling in the calm waters. Even the occasional fish jumps up to see the show.

With 15,330 acres of sparkling water against the backdrop of the Oconee National Forest, Lake Sinclair just outside Milledgeville in central Georgia, less than two hours from Atlanta is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.

Fishing on Lake Sinclair is a family affair

photo courtesy of the Visit Milledgeville

Lake Sinclair is a man-made lake that was created when the Oconee River was dammed by Georgia Power. You won’t find any big hotels or resort along it’s 417 miles of easy-going shoreline.

What you will find is affordable accommodations, great fishing (including some well-known fishing tournaments), recreation areas with picnic tables and public boat ramps, plus miles of shoreline waiting for the nature lover to discover.

Here are some of our favorite reasons to plan a visit to this more casual cousin of nearby Lake Oconee. Plus a few reasons to explore off the water too.

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