CREATION OF LLOYD SHOALS DAM
Jackson Lake Dam, officially Lloyd Shoals dam, was the largest in America when it was finished in 1910. Over 100 feet high and 1000 feet long, it created Georgia’s largest lake at the time. The design and construction was so cutting edge that Thomas Edison was involved.
For over 100 years Georgians have benefited from the low cost renewable hydroelectric power & the recreational activities offered by the lake.
Take a few moments to view this video produced by Georgia Power
documenting this massive project 100 years ago.
ABOUT JACKSON LAKE
Jackson Lake was created in 1910, being the largest hydroelectric dam of its time. It continues to produce clean, renewable, hydroelectric power for the surrounding area. The lake covers nearly 5,000 acres with 135 miles of shoreline. For your fishing, boating and swimming enjoyment, boats with heads and galleys are not allowed. This assures cleaner water and smoother rides without the huge waves generated by these large boats. Jackson Lake residents love this!
This secluded lake has several unique marinas, featuring anything from repairs & supplies to indoor and outdoor dining, weekend bands, trivia, karaoke, holiday boat parades, poker runs, and more throughout the year.
Jackson Lake holds new wonders each day to behold. It is home to the American Bald Eagle, soaring and fishing along the shores, many ducks, herons, kingfishers, and all kinds of birds and turtles.
JACKSON LAKE FACTS
- Shoreline: 135 Miles
- Surface Area: 4,750 Acres
- Formed By: Lloyd Shoals Dam
- Source: Alcovy, Yellow and South Rivers, Tussahaw Creek
- Total Homesites: 607 Georgia Power Leased Lots — 1700 Deeded Lots