Archive | Camping

RSS feed for this section

Army Corps of Engineers at Allatoona Needs Friends

Army Corps of Engineers at Allatoona Needs Friends

Facebook gives new meaning to the word “friends.”  Now we can be best friends with people we’ve never met … and are never going to meet. That’s OK, because we would never share the intimate personal details of our lives that we post on Facebook with anyone we really know. Our friends at the US […]

Georgia’s Free State Parks e-Newsletter


Almost everyone agrees Georgia is the most beautiful and perfect state in America.  (Hawaii is a close second.) Georgia is like spending time in a park, no matter which part of the state you’re enjoying.  It would take a lifetime to witness all the splendor Georgia has to offer, so you’d better start hopping if […]

Hit & Run Kills Father of Newborn Child


Larry Alan Ward had just left a Cherokee County campground and was walking on Kellogg Creek Road near Lake Allatoona just after midnight on Saturday when he was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle. Mr. Ward, 31, of Acworth, was killed in the accident.  Reports say he was the married father of two children, one of […]

Fourth of July Weather Forecast


It’s the 4th of July!!!  Aren’t you glad our Founding Fathers didn’t declare America’s independence in the middle of the winter?  Just one more reason why we live in the greatest nation on earth! Here’s today’s weather forecast for Lake Allatoona: • Some clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm this afternoon.  (Sure, there is […]

Heat Advisory Issued for Lake Allatoona

acworth police

It is the mission of the Acworth Police Department to provide fair, impartial, and excellent law enforcement service to our community. To that end, we pledge to pursue the highest levels of training and education available, and to offer our community the highest levels of professionalism to the best of our ability. A heat advisory […]

Seven Rules for Meeting a Bear Camping in the Woods

Seven Rules for Meeting a Bear Camping in the Woods

Although it’s unlikely you’ll meet a bear camping in the woods, you might actually meet a bear while YOU are camping in the woods. Should that happen, follow these seven simple rules: Rule Number One:  There are 5,100 bears in Georgia’s woods.  There’s probably only one of you.  Tick them off and they win. Rule […]

Lake Allatoona’s Finest Attractions

Lake Allatoona's Finest Attractions

Lake Allatoona is more than a lake! But even if you-know-who cannot muster the effort not to be grumpy at such a beautiful place, there’s more to do nearby than merely fishing, swimming, camping, boating, flying a kite, walking in the woods, picnicking, relaxing, hiking, finding cool bugs and/or bunnies in clouds, dancing squirrels, fireflies that flash […]

Lodging Near Lake Allatoona


Lake Allatoona is the perfect spot to spend a few days or the summer with friends and family. But figuring out where to stay could give Captain America heartburn. Relax, citizen!!!  Your superhero friends at have worked tirelessly for truth, justice (OK, that’s a lie) and where to stay when you visit Lake Allatoona (that’s […]

Lake Allatoona Weekend Weather


I’m a romantic … living in the days of Opie, Lucy and Jed Clampett.  Call me crazy, but I still believe in honesty, courtesy and long-range weather forecasts. If you and the family are fixin’ to head to Lake Allatoona this weekend, you’ll want to know if it’s going to rain. The Weather Channel (TWC) […]