Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Lake Oconee

Enjoy the area's museums, architecture and history with a rental holiday home in Lake Oconee. This city's lake, baseball games and cafes draw many visitors. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Lake Oconee

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Lake Oconee is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Madison Town Park (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
  • Oconee National Forest (21.2 mi / 34.2 km)
  • Hard Labor Creek State Park (24.7 mi / 39.8 km)
  • Walter B. Williams Jr. Park (24.9 mi / 40.1 km)
  • Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge (25.7 mi / 41.4 km)
  • Kettle Creek Battlefield (27.2 mi / 43.8 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Lake Oconee

Fly into Athens, GA (AHN-Ben Epps), the closest airport, located 34.5 mi (55.6 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Lake Oconee?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 308 holiday lettings around Lake Oconee. From 192 houses to 41 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Oconee?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lake Oconee. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Covington: 89 holiday homes
  • Eatonton: 288 holiday homes
  • Southeastern: 217,307 holiday homes
  • Jackson: 42 holiday homes
  • Athens: 219 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Oconee! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Oconee?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Lake Oconee with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Covington: 89 holiday lettings
  • Eatonton: 288 holiday lettings
  • Jackson: 42 holiday lettings
  • Athens: 219 holiday lettings
  • Milledgeville: 117 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Lake Oconee? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Lake Oconee. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rogers House and Rose Cottage: 189 holiday rentals
  • Lake Oconee Village: 211 holiday rentals
  • Madison Town Park: 176 holiday rentals
  • Georgia Museum of Art: 218 holiday rentals
  • Lanier Technical College Winder: 162 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Oconee listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.