Lake Allatoona is an Army Corps of Engineers reservoir, located northwest of metro Atlanta, Georgia. The lake’s formal name is “Allatoona Lake,” but (like Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) no one uses that name.
Lake Allatoona is mostly in Cherokee County; however, a significant part is in southeastern Bartow County. A smaller section is in Cobb County, not far from Acworth. Much of the north side of the lake remains gracefully undeveloped. Cartersville, on I-75, is the largest town near to the dam.
Red Top Mountain State Park, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is only 50 miles from the world’s busiest airport. When you visit, you’ll understand how these two places are both one hour and one world apart.
Lake Allatoona has 270 miles of shoreline and 12,000 acres of water filled with bliss. You are invited to visit all year long for vacations, boating, fishing, camping and romance.