17.) The dam off of Macon Highway (Redneck Beach)
This dam was originally used to power the abandoned cotton mill that neighbors it. The dam is small but it’s very picturesque and perfect for a dip on a hot summer day. The movie, The Spectacular Now was filmed in Athens and has this dam in it. There’s even a rope swing beyond the dam if you’re brave enough to swing on it! If you want to find the dam, it’s easiest to get to if you go through the hole in the fence at the old Pure gas station. From there, you go straight until you see the overpass bridge on your right and there should be a kind of trail that you can follow. I’m not sure if this is legal or not but that’s what adventure is all about right?