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Winter Camping Deals at GA State Parks

Winter Camping Deals at GA State Parks

Bears hibernate during winter.  Yankees shovel snow.  Folks in Minnessoottaa go ice fishing, while others ski in the mountains or fish in Florida.  In Georgia, we snag the winter camping deals offered by our beautiful state parks. Between December 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017, take a break from life and get a break on the […]

Haunted Halloween Hayrides at Red Top

Haunted Halloween Hayrides at Red Top

The countdown begins… there are only 3 more weekends until Halloween!  Have no fear though, you still have three more weekends to make it to Red Top Mountain State Park for a Haunted Halloween Hayride. Get ready for a good time and maybe a fun, fright.  Take the family for a thrilling hayride through the […]

4 Great Reasons to Visit the Tellus this Weekend


The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville is a pretty spectacular place (click here for more information on the Tellus). This weekend though you sure don’t want to miss out on these four special events: Stellar Astronomy Workshop Date:  Friday, October 7, 2016 Time:  8 – 11 PM Ages:  For ages 8 and up, no exceptions […]

Leaf Peeping in North Georgia is Easier Than Ever

Leaf Peeping in North Georgia

Leaf peeping in North Georgia is easier than ever, thanks to our friends with Georgia’s State Parks. Now, men can drive their wives directly to the most vibrant red and gold displays of autumn and not pass any antique stores, trinket shops or yard sales! Haha, just kidding!  Yes, the Leaf Watch Travel Planner will identify […]

How to Rent a Boat on Lake Allatoona

Rent a boat on Lake Allatoona at Paradise Rental Boats

Only mad dogs, Englishmen and old men with new convertibles go out in the midday sun.  The wise among us wait until the best weather of the year — autumn — to rent a boat on Lake Allatoona to while away the hours with friends, food and giant bass. What?  You don’t have your own […]

Earn Money and TV Fame for Family Lake Photos

TV Series Needs Family Lake Photos for Lake Allatoona Filming

If acting isn’t your call but you desire 10 seconds of fame, here’s your chance to have your mug on TV.  Netflix is filming a new series in the Lake Allatoona / Atlanta area, and they’ve put out a casting call for family lake photos. Have Your Family Photos as Background on TV Series Set […]

FREE Ways to Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

Free Ways to Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday, September 24th, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division has a great line-up of FREE events organized across the state. Here are FREE ways you can get out and celebrate this Saturday. FREE Fishing on National Hunting and Fishing Day Yes, that’s right. It’s FREE […]

Give Back at Red Top Mountain State Park on National Public Lands Day

Haunted Halloween Hayrides at Red Top Mountain State Park

In honor of National Public Lands Day,  the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites invites volunteers to help with a variety of projects all across Georgia on Saturday, September 24th.  Dedicated to preserving and enhancing the state’s natural and historic treasures, the Friends will provide free parking and admission and free shirts for […]

Lake Allatoona Fishing Report by Robert Eidson, Sept 8, 2016


Robert Eidson’s Lake Allatoona Fishing Report is brought to you by First Bite Guide Service. Contact Robert by e-mail at or call him at 770-827-6282 to catch stripers and hybrids! Linesides: Fair to Good, depending what day you’re there. Fishing has changed a little since last week. The fish have moved out over the […]

2016 Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup Volunteers Needed

The Great Allatoona Clean-Up is the best way to say, "I love you, Lake Allatoona!" ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Mark your calendars, it’s time to give back.  The Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup is coming up and volunteers are needed.  The Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup and its partners promote environmental stewardship of the watershed through education, preservation,  conservation and volunteerism. Great Lake Alltoona Cleanup Saturday, September 24th Spread the word,  invite a friend, register to […]