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Scott Jurek Sets Fastest Time Running the Appalachian Trail

Scott Jurek Running Up Katahdin to Finish AT ~~ From Scott Jurek's Facebook Page

Ultrarunner and ultra vegan Scott Jurek and his wife Jenny hope to start a family soon.  Before the fun begins, Scott wanted to cross one item off his bucket list.  Run the entire dang length of the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain (a few hills north of Lake Allatoona) all the way to the highest […]

The Moon Rocks at Tellus

The Solar System is On Display at Tellus Science Museum

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 […]

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

Acworth Turkey Chase

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, […]

Trail Running in GA State Parks

dirty spokes

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 […]

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 […]

BUIs & Injuries on Lake Allatoona

capsized boat

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, […]

Road Closure to Red Top State Park

red top

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 […]

Follow Us on Twitter: @LakeAllatoona

bike mtns

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 […]

“Hills of Iron” at Red Top Mountain State Park

Volunteer at Lake Allatoona's 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 […]

Corps of Engineers’ Lake Allatoona Website

allatoona dam

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 […]