Georgia Power launches online resource for lake visitors, highlights safety on the water

New site allows visitors to virtually explore campgrounds and fishing guides before hitting the lake

Jul 03, 2014, 08:50 ET from Georgia Power

ATLANTA, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Georgians plan Independence Day celebrations and vacations this July, Georgia Power has launched a new online resource at for visitors to the company's lake properties across the state.  The company, the largest non-governmental provider of recreation facilities in Georgia, provides recreational opportunities year round for the general public at more than 40 sites that were developed for hydropower production.

Along with detailed information about all of Georgia Power's properties, including facilities and amenities, local attractions and water safety information, the new site allows visitors to check current lake conditions and virtually explore camp sites. The site also contains an interactive fish guide for each of the lakes where anglers can browse the wide variety of fish found in each lake.

Georgia Power's lake facilities are popular tourist attractions with thousands of visitors each year.  Whether camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking or bird watching, Georgia Power reminds guests to "Play it safe at Georgia Power lakes" this summer.

Safety tips for visitors on Georgia Power lakes include:

     —  Swim safe. Never swim alone and monitor children when in the water, even if they're strong swimmers.

     —  Snap on a life jacket. Personal floatation devices (PFDs) should be onboard all boats. Children under 13 are required to wear one when on the water.

     —  First aid kits can be simple. Carrying basic items such as waterproof bandages, aloe for sunburns and pain relievers can keep a minor injury from ruining a vacation. 

     —  Keep an eye on the sky. Sudden storms, with lightening and high winds, can pop up with little notice.

About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, advanced coal and natural gas, renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind, as well as a variety of energy efficiency programs. Consistently recognized as a leader in customer service, Georgia Power was recently ranked highest in overall business customer satisfaction among large utilities in the South by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit and connect with the company on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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