In addition to being the state’s largest utility, Georgia Power also serves as the largest non-government provider of recreation facilities in the state. The company operates 15 lakes and 40 recreational properties across the state, from Lake Burton in North Georgia to the sprawling Lake Sinclair near Milledgeville.
Originally created to be used for the generation of hydroelectric power, the lakes are now some of the state’s premier recreational areas and home to some of Georgia’s most prized properties. In addition to the lakes themselves, Georgia Power leases about 30,000 acres for use as wildlife management areas operated by the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Jay Smith, Area Manager for Albany with Georgia Power, talked with our friends at Georgia CEO about the company’s lakes and recreation properties and how you can plan your next vacation at some of the state’s most scenic destinations.