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2014’s Fifth Drowning in Lake Allatoona

Bartow County search and rescue personnel responded to another Lake Allatoona drowning on July 27, 2014. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

According to Mark McKinnon, spokesman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the year’s fifth drowning in Lake Allatoona occurred about 4 PM, on Sunday, July 27, 2014. A 26-year-old man, identified by the Bartow County coroner’s office as Ryan Tyndall, of Snellville, was swimming away from the shore near Allatoona Landing in Bartow County when he […]

Five Injured in BUI Boat Crash on Lake Allatoona

Rangers patrol Lake Allatoona for our safety. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Five people were injured in a boat crash on Lake Allatoona following the fireworks at Allatoona Yacht Club on Saturday, July 5, 2014, according to Public Affairs Officer Mark McKinnon with the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division in his final Fourth of July Weekend Boating Incident report for 2014. The last time Independence Day […]

Lake Allatoona Drowning Victim ID’d

Bartow County search and rescue personnel responded to another Lake Allatoona drowning on July 27, 2014. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

We regret to inform you of the death of a gentleman from the nation of India who was the second Lake Allatoona drowning victim in two weeks. According to Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Law Enforcement Division Public Affairs Officer Mark McKinnon, mister Varun Krishnamurthy, who turned 27-years-old on May 11th, was swimming with […]

More Dang Troubles at Lake Allatoona Dam

Lake Allatoona Dam ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) office at Lake Allatoona has had its share of troubles recently. A fire broke out in the powerhouse at Lake Allatoona Dam on Monday, May 19, 2014. Thankfully, no one was injured and the dam can still release water using the spillways, not through the generators, as usual. […]

Avoid These Risks on Lake Allatoona

Rangers patrol Lake Allatoona for our safety. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Fun times on Lake Allatoona often require days of planning and preparation.  Making food in advance, buying ice and drinks on the way, firing up the grill, and gathering the gang when the dinnerbell rings takes time. It’s also good to plan in advance to avoid the risks of being on Lake Allatoona.  It only takes […]

Tragic Drowning of Teen in Lake Allatoona

DNR Rangers and Bartow County Sheriff Deputies respond to emergencies on Lake Allatoona. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources Communications and Outreach Specialist Melissa Cummings informed LakeAllatoona.com at 1 PM on Sunday, May 25, 2014, of the tragic drowning of a young man in Lake Allatoona. Early Sunday morning, Georgia DNR Law Enforcement conservation rangers on active patrol at Lake Allatoona received a call that a person was underwater at […]

Law Enforcement Says: “Choose Your Ride”

Bartow County search and rescue personnel responded to another Lake Allatoona drowning on July 27, 2014. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Georgia’s Office of Highway Safety Director Harris Blackwood held a news conference on Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Bethany Bridge Boat Ramp on Lake Allatoona.  He was joined by law enforcement officers from county, state and federal agencies to drive home the message: “Choose Your Ride.” There were a dozen law enforcement vehicles and […]

Update: Fire at Lake Allatoona Dam

Allatoona Dam ~~ Photograph courtesy of Army Corps of Engineers

Lisa Parker of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a statement on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, regarding the fire that took place in the powerhouse at the Lake Allatoona Dam on the afternoon of Monday, May 19th. USACE had scheduled a power outage in order to perform repairs to the “switchyard,” according to […]

Lake Allatoona Day-Use Parks are Open

Day-Use Parks Abound on Lake Allatoona

Lake Allatoona offers more than a dozen picture-perfect parks managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to spend the day reading in the breeze, boating, playing ball or cooking out with friends and family. They all have restrooms, but there’s a variety of amenities available: ball fields fishing jetties picnic tables swimming beaches horse-shoe pits […]