Strictly a fishing lake, this Georgia Power reservoir is maintained in partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Lake Juliette also is known as "Rum Creek," because it's surrounded by the Rum Creek Wildlife Management Area and because the dam impounds Rum Creek. This lake offers a more pristine environment than most lakes, because private cabins and commercial interests are limited. Located just 15 miles north of Macon, this lake doesn't see the crowds like those that visit Lake Tobesofkee, which is located a short distance west of Macon.
With that said, this is a clear lake that is known to be infertile. Since Rum Creek is not enough water to fill the lake, water is pumped from the nearby Ocmulgee River to keep the lake levels consistent. Trails.com states, "Lake Juliette is not a numbers lake, but what it lacks in numbers it makes up for in size and quality of the experience."
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Dames Ferry Park and Holly Grove Park offer boat ramps and parking. Boats with engines greater than 25HP are prohibited on the lake. The only motorized boats allowed on the lake are those used for fishing. The use of jet skis and water skis on this lake is illegal.
Camping is available at the Dames Ferry Public Use Area, accessible by U.S. Highway 23, which runs along the lake's eastern shore. This campground contains 50 sites, and 45 of those sites accept RVs. Visitors can find plenty of other accommodations in Macon and in several other towns in Monroe County. Forsyth, also in Monroe County, offers easy access from I-75 to the lake via Dames Ferry Road.
Review the Lake Resource Guide for additional lodging.
Lake Juliette is located in Monroe County, Georgia, off I-75 near Forsyth. Located about 15 miles north of Macon, Georgia, this lake is situated on the Rum Creek Wildlife Management Area and close to the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge. Atlanta, the largest major city, is located just 61 miles north of Forsyth along I-75.
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