Lake Sinclair is a peaceful retreat that’s home to refreshing waters, easy-to-use outfitters, plentiful small-town charm, and a fishermen’s tall tale or two. If you’re looking for a quick getaway that offers a variety of experiences, you’ll find it tucked along our shores. Conveniently located just an hour and a half southeast of Atlanta, Sinclair’s welcoming waters and warm sunshine can provide a relaxing oasis or a fun-filled vacation for any age. Stay, play, eat, and more all near Milledgeville's Lake Sinclair, your next destination.
Stays on Lake Sinclair
Lake Sinclair offers a refreshing escape with a laid-back vibe. Whether you’re looking for a stay with wide open sunset views, sandy beach access or the perfect spot to launch onto the water, staying on the lake is easier than ever before. Featuring serene views of the lake, there are many different styles of homes to stay at from cozy cabins to spacious properties, with plenty of room for the whole family.
Pro Tip: During the peak season (March-August) rentals are booked a few months in advance, so reserve yours ahead of time.
Looking to take an RV camping trip? Little River Campground and RV Park is directly on the shore of Lake Sinclair offering waterside views, docks, gas pumps, pontoon rentals & a fun playground for families traveling with kids! As a bonus, it’s within walking distance of lakeside dinner dining at Taylor’s Cove (open Thursday - Saturday evenings).
If a lakeside overnight isn’t for you, most of Milledgeville’s hotels are within a convenient 10-minute drive to Lake Sinclair. If you’re a rewards points loyalist, Milledgeville offers you choices in this area including a Hampton Inn, Fairfield by Marriott, Holiday Inn Express & Suites and LaQuinta Inn & Suites. Local spots like the Days Inn offer plenty of space for parking and boat hook-up.
Fun on the Lake
Getting on the water is the most important thing for your Lake Sinclair vacation. From bass fishing on a quiet cove, a leisurely boat ride with friends, or bouncing wakes on a jet ski, there are plenty of ways to have fun on the water.
Looking for a fun day out on the water? There are many options for watersports rentals around Lake Sinclair from pontoon boats to kayaks to stand-up paddle boards, there is an activity for every skill level. Rent a pontoon boat to entertain a large group of friends or have plenty of room for just a few. Wanting to waterski or wakeboard? Sinclair Marina also offers faster boats that are perfect for taking the thrill to the next level. Just looking to relax on the lake? Sinclair Wild Watersports rents kayaks and stand-up-paddle boards for the less-adventurous lake lover.
Pro Tip: Sinclair Marina will deliver your boat rental to your lakeside vacation home!
Fishing season on Lake Sinclair spans most of the year and is home to some of the best fishing in the state for largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish. There are are multiple public boat ramps to put your boat into the lake, and many only have a small parking fee for using the ramp. Many ramps have convenient picnic areas and safe parking for your vehicle while you are on the lake. You can even fish from the shore at your lakeside vacation rental or one of these convenient public locations around the lake.
Looking for lake access from the shore? Rocky Creek Park allows visitors to enjoy Lake Sinclair without the need for a boat. Bring a picnic or cook-out on the grills by the pavilion. The swimming beach access makes it easy for anyone to splash in the lake or float the day away! Kids will have a blast building sandcastles or running on the pirate ship playground. There’s even a fishing pier and a boat ramp for easy access to Lake Sinclair! The park is open daily to the public each year from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There is a $5 parking fee.
Eats Near the Lake
There are few better ways to wind down a day than enjoying sunset views over the water, and Taylor’s Cove and Aubri Lane’s are among our local favorites. Aubri Lane’s is well known as a refined evening out overlooking golfing greens and Lake Sinclair while Taylor’s Cove is best-loved for its fun and lively atmosphere with two bars and live music on weekends March-August. We're craving cool breezes, waterside views and fresh steak and seafood just thinking of it!
Looking for more variety, downtown Milledgeville is only a 20-minute drive from most lakeside properties and offers cuisine from around the world and lively bars with live local music.
Pro Tip: After an exciting day on the lake stay in for dinner, many local restaurants offer convenient delivery through KNG Delivery or DoorDash.