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Fun Times in Georgia This Weekend

Fun Times in Georgia This Weekend

The weather is still perfect here in Paradise. The brutal heat of summer has waned.  Crowds in the parks have thinned out.  Evenings are cooler.  Trees are prettier.  It’s autumn … and time to party! The worst part of the fall season is deciding what to do each weekend. Here are a few things to […]

Boating Under the Influence


The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia State Patrol and TEAM Georgia will combine their efforts this Memorial Day weekend to keep Georgians safe. Last year, the GA State Patrol investigated 312 accidents over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.   There were 13 fatalities; alcohol was a factor in six of them.  In cars and trucks, eight […]

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) […]

Wake Jumping on Lake Allatoona


Here’s a pop quiz on boating safety! [Hint: The answer is “no.”] “It is OK to jump the wake of another boat when you are less than 100 feet away or to use your personal watercraft to splash someone sitting on a dock on Lake Allatoona, right?” Sorry, Popeye, it is not okay and both situations […]

Tellus: Astronaut Who Repaired the Hubble Telescope


Story Musgrave — a 30-year NASA astronaut who flew on six space missions — will be the guest speaker at Tellus Science Museum at 7 PM, Friday, May 12, 2012. You’ll hear of the amazing missions of this American hero: Performing the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger’s first flight Pilot of an astronomy mission Conducted two classified […]

Opening Dates for Lake Allatoona Parks

Opening Dates for Lake Allatoona Parks

Tis the season to go camping, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains many Day Use areas near Lake Allatoona and the Etowah River.  With the exception of Upper Stamp Creek and Knox Bridge, they are handicap accessible.  Most have picnic areas that are ideal for barbecues and parties.  The Day Use area […]

Which Campgrounds Open on May 4th?

McKinney Campground is one of the USACE campgrounds open for autumn camping.

We had a pleasant winter, but spring has sprung and it’s time to go camping on Lake Allatoona! McKinney Campground and Sweetwater Campground are already open. Friday, May 4th is the opening day for additional parks and campgrounds, including McCaskey Creek Campground, Payne Campground, and Victoria Campground. Click on the links below for complete information […]

The Bear on the Square Mountain Festival


The 2012 Bear on the Square Mountain Festival was a tremendous success.  The blend of music, food and unique arts and crafts was the best ever! If you weren’t there, take a look at what you missed … then plan to be there next year. Dahlonega is home to an outstanding university, mountain roads cherished […]

New Echota’s Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration

echota print shop

New Echota is one of the most significant Cherokee Indian sites in the United States, largely because it is where the “Trail of Tears” march officially began in 1838. So many more significant events occurred there, as you will learn when you visit New Echota’s twelve original and reconstructed buildings — including the Council House, Court […]

Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (4-18-12)

Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (4-18-12)

Robert Eidson’s Lake Allatoona Fishing Guide Report is provided by First Bite Guide Service of Lake Allatoona.  When you’re ready to catch stripers and hybrids, contact Robert at 770-827-6282 or by e-mail at [email protected] Line-side fishing is very good! The fish are starting to come back down out of the rivers and school all over […]