Beautiful Lake Oconee is one of Georgia's largest and newest lakes, in fact it is the second largest lake in the state. It was formed in 1979 and is located near Greensboro, Georgia just a short drive east from Atlanta and west of Augusta. The lake is surrounded by gently rolling hills of the Georgia Piedmont region. The surface area of the lake is 19,050 acres, and the shoreline is 374 miles.
For generations, people have recognized the restorative power of the waters of Lake Oconee. More than a century ago, the Creek Indians lived beside a river they called Okoni or "The Great Water." Today those waters form a magnificent lake, renowned for its natural beauty and superb recreation.
Cuscowilla residents can participate in a multitude of exciting water sports. Try your luck at fishing for the highly regarded Georgia largemouth bass, or spend an afternoon canoeing or kayaking upon the calm pristine waters of Lake Oconee. Cuscowilla's 700 acres form a series of peninsulas, bordered by a remarkable six and one-half miles of shoreline on Lake Oconee. Fragrant pine orchards and rolling meadows complete the soothing, healthful setting.
Protected and serene, Lake Oconee has retained the tranquil atmosphere that earlier inhabitants of the area so wisely treasured. Their respect for the land is the guiding spirit for the area's newest community, Cuscowilla.