Discover Georgia's Jasper County and City Parks - Featuring Jackson Lake, Oconee National Forest, Seven Islands Trail, Jasper County Recreation Department and more. Call 706-468-4916 for more information.
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Jackson Lake - The damming of the Yellow, Alcovy and South Rivers in the early 1900’s created Lloyd Shoals Dam and Jackson Lake. The dam was a Georgia Power hydroelectric project and still functions today. The Lake creates a natural boarder between Jasper and Butts counties and can be accessed from either side. There are various recreation areas for all types of water sports located along the lakeshore. There are no limitations on horsepower for lake, however, vessels with sleeping quarters and holding tanks are not permitted. Phone: 706-468-8994 - Location: Highways 16 and 212, Monticello Georgia 31064
Oconee National Forest is composed of 115,000 acres, is the only National Forest within the Georgia Piedmont and has something for everyone to enjoy. Managed under a multiple use principal, it provides opportunities for recreation, wildlife viewing, heritage resources, fisheries, wood, range and soil and water conservation.
Wildlife species are plentiful. A variety of birds share the forest with deer, turkey, rabbits, squirrels and other animals. The forest is also home to the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, a bird that builds its home inside live pine trees. Approximately 70% of the forest is composed of pine habitat, while the remainder is a variety of hardwood species.
Many visitors enjoy Oconee's recreation facilities. There are camping areas; trails for horses, hikers and ATVs; boat launches; picnic areas and wildlife viewing areas. Annually the Oconee hosts a Kid's Fishing Rodeo to promote outdoor activities for young people. Come and visit some of our more popular sites such as Scull Shoal Historic Area, Dyar Pasture waterfowl habitat, Falling Creek beaver pond and the newly restored Miller Lake. Phone: 706-485-7110 Location: Jasper County, Monticello Georgia 31064 - Directions: Highway 83, 212 and 11
Seven Island's Trail Circa 1670's - This Indian Trail dates back to 1670 which later became a stage coach route. Travel dirt roads that date back to the 1600's and enjoy a nostalgic ride throughout Jasper County. Phone: 706-468-8994 - Location: Jasper County, Monticello Georgia 31064 - Directions: Hwys 212, 83, 11 and 16.
Jasper County Recreation Department offers a variety of athletic activities for children as well as adults. Some of those activities offered include baseball, football, softball, soccer, cheerleading and more. Phone: 706-468-4916- Address: 246 Ted Sauls Road, Monticello Georgia 31064