Georgia’s hot summer days are quickly approaching, and in Milledgeville that means enjoying the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and creating memories that will last forever. Milledgeville is home to Lake Sinclair and the Oconee River, so the best way to cool off in the summer heat is to enjoy our miles of shorelines and refreshing waters.

Lake Sinclair Boat Jump

Pontoon Boat, Jet Ski Rentals

Here is a refreshing idea, spend the day on the water and if you need to cool off, just jump in! The kids and kids-at-heart will love bouncing the waves on a jet ski or casting a rod to catch the big one! If you don't have a boat, no problem, many area marinas rent them by the half or full day. For boat rentals and fishing guides try Sinclair Marina. Boats and jet skis are available from Twin Lakes Jet Ski as well as Jere Shai Lakeside.

Make a Splash

Looking for a perfect-for-a-sunny-day park that includes a pavilion, grills, swimming beach, fishing dock and easy boating access to Lake Sinclair? Check out the public access point on the southeast side of the lake, Rocky Creek Park. The park is open to the public each year from Memorial Day through Labor Day and makes for the a perfect place to stay, play, and float around in the sunshine.

Tubing down the Oconee River

Grab an inner-tube and enjoy a lazy day on the Oconee River. Connect your inner-tubes with a piece of rope and float as a family, or fly solo with and enjoy the breeze. Begin at the Oconee River Greenway and end your journey at Central State for a 6 hour floating trip, or use a paddle for a shorter expedition.  No matter how you stay afloat, you are sure to feel refreshed!

Kayaking the Oconee River

Kayak Tours

Up for an adventure? The Oconee River can be enjoyed by paddlers of all experience levels. Local outfitters will rent you a kayak for the half or full day as well as provide transportation to drop off and pick up sites.  If you aren’t feeling up for an epic solo trip, there are group floats down the Oconee River as well. Plan your trip  to get on the water with our locals  Mac’s Yaks or Oconee Outfitters.  All the gear you need to bring is your inner outdoorsman!

Guided Fishing Tours

Discover a new love for fishing with Sinclair Marina’s guided fishing tours. By signing up, you will learn how to cast a reel, popular fishing techniques, and the best spots to find your fish. Fishing guide, Matt Henry, Professional fisher and winner of the Junior World Championships in fishing will make sure you have some bragging rights with your fishing buddies!

Oconee Flyboard
Central Georgia Flyboarding

For the adventurers looking to try something new, flyboarding is the new extreme water-sport trend. Experience the futuristic new activity that allows you to fly over the beautiful waters of Lake Sinclair. The flyboard is made up of a pair of jet-boots connected to a hose, which is then connected to a jetski or boat. The water then propels you up into the air, allowing you to spin, flip, and dive into the water. Find out more about this unique experience by visiting