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Eatonton & the Great Outdoors

Eatonton & the great outdoors

Located between the picturesque shores of two lakes and alongside the Oconee National Forest, Eatonton is the outdoor lovers dream. With boating, hiking, biking, paddling, camping, or fishing, there is no shortage of adventure in the great outdoors. 

Lake Oconee

Lake Oconee boasts a bustling, sporty vibe but is not without a variety of coves to fish and relax on. With its deep blue waters and picture-perfect shorelines, experience the outdoors at their finest. 

lake Sinclair

If you’re looking for a quiet and relaxing lake experience, Lake Sinclair is the lake for you. With some of the best fishing in the state, Lake Sinclair is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and cast a line.  

Rock hawk effigy & trails

Not only is Rock Hawk Effigy a beautiful hiking and biking space, it is also an outdoor classroom. Discover hundreds of educational displays along over 30 miles of trails that surround and lead to the ancient effigy. 

Lawrence Shoals Road
Eatonton, GA 31024
(706) 485-7701

rock eagle effigy

Ascend the unique stone tower and view the 2,000 year old bird crafted from stones by Native Americans at Rock Eagle Effigy. This stunning landmark can also be viewed from the paved pathway that circles the site.

Rock Eagle Road
Eatonton, GA 31024
(706) 484-2899

Lawrence shoals campground

Located on Lake Oconee, Lawrence Shoals Campground is brimming with adventure. This full-service campground offers white sand beaches with incredible lake views. If you’re staying on the campground, beaches are easily accessible by trails. 

123 Wallace Dam Rd. NE
Eatonton, GA 31024
(706) 485-5494


Located on Lake Sinclair, Oconee Springs Park offers some serious fun in the water. Jump around on a floating waterpark or traverse the water in the kayaks, peddle boats, and paddle boards. When you’re done in the water, relax on the beach area or enjoy time on the park’s volleyball court.

109 South Spring Rd.
Eatonton, GA 31024
(706) 485-8423


Located just outside of historic downtown Eatonton, Butterflies and Blooms in the Briarpatch features five acres of green space for a variety of flowers (both perennials and annuals), plants, and various unique insects who call the park home. There is a quarter-mile soft walking track around the gardens that provides visitors of all ages the opportunity to take a peaceful walk around multiple water features and natural boggy areas. 

617 N Jefferson Ave
Eatonton, GA 31024
(706) 485-3311