Two remaining Oconee Springs Park rental cabins condemned, will be removed

Yellow tape seals off the two remaining rental cabins at Oconee Springs Park Sunday. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

By Don Richeson / Staff

OCONEE SPRINGS -- The two remaining rental cabins at Oconee Springs Park have been condemned as a result of damage from a Jan. 21 tornado that struck the park, which is on Lake Sinclair in southern Putnam County. They are expected to be removed soon, according to Park Manager Lonnie Campbell.
Two other more severely damaged cabins there have already been removed, including one the twister tossed into the lake.
County Manager Paul Van Haute estimated the damage to the county-owned park ran between $250,000 and $300,000. He said he expected the damaged structures, which were insured, would be replaced “as quickly as possible.”
Campbell, who is entering his fourth year as park manager, said he hoped the disaster would offer an opportunity to create an even larger and more impressive events pavilion than the one destroyed, as well additional landscaping to replace the multiple trees the park lost in the tornado. No injuries were reported.
The park’s boat launching area has re-opened, but its boat gas pumps were not fully operational yet early this week.

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