Parks and Day Use areas on Lake Allatoona are abundant, clean, safe and delightful. In fact, we can guarantee that whenever you visit you will find warm weather, blue skies, a convenient parking place, hungry fish and bugs that will leave you alone (some restrictions apply).
Relax lakeside at one of the hundreds of picnic tables all around the 270 miles of shoreline. Frolic on a clean, sandy beach, enjoy a barbecue with your family, fish from the shore, launch your boat, or wisely invest whatever time you have looking at the birds and imagining critters in the clouds.
Lake Allatoona’s parks and day use areas are maintained by several cities, counties, the state of Georgia and the federal government.
What that means is there is no single set of rules, operating hours or seasons, and no single pass that can get you into them all.
Yes, that’s cumbersome, but it’s because we have so many parks in so many places to choose from. What a wonderful problem to have!
Lake Allatoona Day Use Area Parks
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains more than a dozen Day Use areas on 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.
Please Note: Boat ramps at Blockhouse, Clark Creek, Cooper Branch, Galt’s Ferry, Payne, Stamp Creek, Tanyard and Victoria are open year-round 24/7, depending on water levels.
Lake Allatoona Day Use Areas
- Blockhouse Park
- Cooper’s Branch #1 and #2 Parks
- Cooper’s Furnace Park
- Galt’s Ferry Park
- Kellogg Creek Park
- Knox Bridge Park
- Lake Allatoona Visitor Center
- Old Highway 41 #1
- Old Highway 41 #2
- Payne Ramp Park
- Riverside Park
- Sweetwater Park
- Tanyard Creek Park
- Upper Stamp Creek Park
- Victoria Park
Lake Allatoona Day Use Area Fees
- There is a $5 per vehicle fee for day use areas with beaches.
- There is a $5 boat launching fee charged at day use areas with boat ramps.
- Another option is to invest in a Corps of Engineers’ Annual Day Pass. For more information about the annual pass, click here.
Please note prices are subject to change.
To view a map of the various parks mentioned, scroll to the bottom of this page.
Lake Allatoona State, County and City Area Parks
There are numerous public parks and areas on Lake Allatoona that are managed by state, county, or city agencies.
- Acworth Beach at Cauble Park
- Bartow County’s Gatewood Park / Bartow Beach
- Boling Park
- Cherokee Mills Park
- Cobblestone Golf Course
- Dallas Landing Park
- George Washington Carver Park
- Overlook Park
- Proctor Landing Park
- Red Top Mountain State Park
- South Shore Park
MAP OF ALLATOONA DAY USE AREAS AND PARKS