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Judge Upholds Weapons Ban at Lake Allatoona

Woods around Lake Allatoona ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

On August 18, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Harold Murphy denied a request filed in federal court on June 12, 2014, by GeorgiaCarry.org and one of its members, Paulding County resident David James, to overturn a weapons ban at Lake Allatoona. Mr. James sought permission to carry a concealed weapon on Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) property […]

Wanted: Camp Hosts at Red Top Mountain State Park

Lake Allatoona Parks

When you visit state parks in Georgia, chances are the first people you see are the camp hosts. The campground host program is one of the most popular volunteer opportunities at Georgia state parks. In exchange for a free campsite and utilities for your RV or motorhome, camp hosts serve the park and the public.  Camp hosts […]

GA Gun Law Doesn’t Apply to USACE Parks

Sample Georgia Weapons Carry License from www.whitfieldcountyga.com

Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 60 on April 23, 2014. That new law, according to the governor’s office, “protects law-abiding, licensed Georgia citizens’ Second Amendment rights.” Governor Deal says, “This legislation will protect the constitutional rights of Georgians who have gone through a background check to legally obtain a Georgia Weapons Carry License. Roughly […]

May 2014 ~ GA State Park & Historic Sites Events

Come to Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites for marvelous times in May.

The State of Georgia is one big glorious park with hundreds of little parks within. During the month of May, Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites will burst with activity. Kayak tours, Memorial Day events, guided hikes, birding, swamp tours and more outdoor fun is now posted on the May calendar from Georgia’s State Parks. Grab […]

DNR Law Enforcement Report (4-30-14)

DNR Law Enforcement Division ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The mission of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division is simple: protect and serve Georgians by enforcing the law. That means bringing law breakers to justice and rescuing folks who are trouble.  Here are a few examples from the most recent Law Enforcement Report: Hunting from a public road, hunting from a vehicle – […]

Pictures of Dahlonega’s Trail Fest 2014

Dahlonega Trail Fest 2014 ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Dahlonega is a wonderful place to enjoy free olde tyme music, first dates, buying treasures, popping The Question or celebrating a treasured anniversary. Dahlonega’s fame among Appalachian Trail enthusiasts extends beyond its mere proximity to the Trail. The town welcomes adventurers who hit the Trail and sends them off each spring with the Dahlonega Trail Fest.  This […]

Good News from Lake Allatoona’s Corps of Engineers

Lake Allatoona Dam ~ Photo courtesy of US Army Corps of Engineers at Allatoona Lake

Spring hasn’t sprung, but we’re getting closer day by day. On Sunday, March 9, 2014, Daylight Saving Time returns, so it’ll look like spring at least. Our friends at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) office at Lake Allatoona have a number of friendly updates for us.  We’re thankful for all they do. Allatoona […]

Romance at Red Top Mountain State Park

Volunteer at Lake Allatoona's Red Top Mountain State Park

Who knew the State of Georgia was so romantic?  Sweethearts wishing for a memorable Valentine’s Day will find plenty of romance in Georgia’s State Parks. Couples are invited to celebrate on winter-wonderland hikes, picnics under the stars and on full-moon wagon rides. State parks also have a variety of romantic accommodations and specials for couples […]

Free Guide to Georgia’s State Parks

Volunteer at Lake Allatoona's Red Top Mountain State Park

Spring is just around the corner.  (If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you.) Yes, it’s hard to believe when we have two week’s of below freezing low temperatures with “highs” in the low 30s. This is, however, Georgia and spring is scheduled to arrive on Thursday, March 20th.  Clever Georgians are planning […]

December 2013 Events & Bargains at GA’s State Parks

Volunteer at Lake Allatoona's Red Top Mountain State Park

This December, our friends at Georgia’s State Parks have many special events and bargains for visitors. Cozy campfires and peaceful beauty are just two reasons you’ll enjoy visiting Georgia’s State Parks during winter.  There are several specials to make a last-minute escape easy on your wallet.  Dates and restrictions vary by park. Special Deals on Park Passes […]