In the past, we shared some helpful tips for boating safely on Lake Oconee – advice that still holds true today. But in Georgia, it's a fact that "All operators born after January 1, 1998, must have passed a boater education course approved by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and have a proof of completion on board to operate any vessel." So, whether you plan to purchase a boat in the future, already own a boat, or wish to rent a boat on Lake Oconee (or any other Georgia waterway,) you must have an official Boating Education Card.
Buying a lake house presents some unique challenges and items to consider, especially since you're obtaining land and water simultaneously. While an experienced real estate agent who specializes in waterfront homes will know how to help you achieve your dream of homeownership on the water, you'll want to keep these are seven tips in mind:
If you Google the words "Lake Oconee," you'll discover several noteworthy items in the results, including some frequently asked questions. The top FAQ is, "Are there alligators in Lake Oconee?" The answer to that may or may not surprise you. But don't worry – we've answered it and other questions for you. Read on to learn more about this unique reservoir in Georgia.