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The Moon Rocks at Tellus

Tellus — the insanely cool science museum where you actually get to play with stuff — has rocks brought back from the moon by the Apollo 15 astronauts. Please Note:  No, you cannot play with the moon rocks.  Thank you. This is the largest moon rock display in all of Georgia and is the centerpiece of more »

Acworth’s 5th Annual Turkey Chase Nov. 23rd

Looking for the perfect way to relieve the guilt of overeating on Thanksgiving?  This is it!! The City of Acworth Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 5th Annual Acworth Turkey Chase on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Enjoy an exhilarating 5K run through Historic Downtown Acworth and along the shores of beautiful Lake Acworth. Walk, more »

Trail Running in GA State Parks

Trail running through several state parks in Georgia is being organized and sponsored by Dirty Spokes Productions. If you are one of the roughly 27 people who were able to follow the action and/or story line in The Bourne Legacy, the link between running and “dirty spokes” probably makes perfect sense to you. The Dirty more »

No Drownings on Allatoona Memorial Day Weekend

  The official Memorial Day holiday weekend statistics for incidents in Georgia have been released by Melissa Cummings of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division. These figures include information for the entire weekend,  Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, 2013. The winner of the most odd police report was the damage incurred by a more »

BUIs & Injuries on Lake Allatoona

Department of Natural Resources Communications/Outreach Specialist Melissa Cummings says there was a boating accident on Lake Allatoona on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at 1 PM in Bartow County, near the Highway 41 Day Use area. DNR Rangers saw two PWCs jumping the wake of a boat and attempted to stop the PWCs. While doing so, more »

Road Closure to Red Top State Park

Red Top Mountain State Park is heavenly. A zillion people a day zoom by on I-75, all freaked out that other cars are clogging their personal highway by only going 85 mph in a 70-mph zone. They blow by the universe parallel to the freeway where relaxation and recreation reign. Hop off the highway and more »

Follow Us on Twitter: @LakeAllatoona

Twitter makes staying informed easier than ever. When you follow — @LakeAllatoona — you can have our updates sent directly to your mobile device or computer. We only select stories that we believe are of interest to you.  Then, we present them in an interesting fashion. If you choose to follow @LakeAllatoona, you won’t get more »

“Hills of Iron” at Red Top Mountain State Park

The annual “Hills of Iron” celebration will be held at Red Top Mountain State Park on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 10 AM until 8 PM. Hills of Iron recreates Bartow County’s historic iron industry. Activities begin in the morning with hayrides to the Allatoona ore bank located in the Iron Hill Trail area. Rides start at more »

Corps of Engineers’ Lake Allatoona Website

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office at Lake Allatoona (a.k.a. Allatoona Lake) has a new website and it’s a doozy. Seriously, if you have a question about Lake Allatoona’s Boating & Fishing Camping Day Use Hunting Park Attendant Contract Positions Passes Picnic Shelters Policies, Rules & Regulations Shoreline Management Special Activities Permit Special Event more »

Hikes Planned Statewide New Year’s Day

Start 2013 off right with a “First Day Hike” and a commitment to a healthier lifestyle in the New Year. In Georgia, several state parks have planned guided hikes where families can connect with nature and each other.  Last year, more than 600 Georgians kicked off 2012 on these guided hikes — a nationwide event more »