Jump in the Water

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

Several Marinas on Lake Sinclair offer boat and jetski rentals for those 25 years or older. Bring a cooler for lunch, sunscreen, and some floats, and you are ready! Make sure to ask the marina about tubing on the lake, an activity that kids and adults are sure to love!

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
Photo courtesy of Visit Lake Oconee.

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.


Author: Sam

Sam Smith is a Senior Mass Communication major at Georgia College who loves traveling, painting, and gardening. Her favorite Milledgeville pastimes include reading on the front lawn of GC, and eating blueberry pie ice cream at Sweetreats.

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