Lake Jackson is a 4,750 acre Reservoir.
The lake dam was built in 1910 and electricity was originally
generated for Macon, GA.
Lake Jackson is formed by the Alcovy, South, and Yellow Rivers
and Tussahaw Creek.
The largest single river drainage in the southeastern U.S. -up
to 100,000 cubic feet per second- comes from Georgia's Altamaha
River. It flows into the Atlantic Ocean near St. Simons Island.
Its headwaters are located in the upper Piedmont. The Alcovy is
one of these upper Piedmont headwaters, with its water flowing
into Lake Jackson, an impoundment lake that drains into the
Ocmulgee. The Ocmulgee joins the Oconee in the coastal plain to
form the Altamaha.
Lake Jackson is located in Jasper, Butts, and Newton counties in central Georgia.