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Allatoona Campgrounds Opening This Week

Allatoona Campgrounds Opening This Week

Pretty soon we’ll all be saying, “Wow!  Summer sure went fast!  We should have gone camping more.” This weekend several campgrounds along Lake Allatoona will open for the 2012 season, including Clark Creek North, Old Highway 41 #3 and Upper Stamp Creek. Click on the links below for all you’d ever want to know about fees, […]

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?


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 […]

Why Hike the Appalachian Trail?

Why Hike the Appalachian Trail?

The Appalachian Trail means different things to different people.  It’s more than just a great alibi when you want leave the governor’s office and fly to Argentina to hang out with your girlfriend.  Much more. The motivations, goals and hopes of those who hit the trail are fascinating.  We’ve collected many of their tales and […]

First-Time Campers: Borrow Gear from GA State Parks

camping family

Now there is no excuse not to take the family camping, thanks to an ingenious program from Georgia’s State Parks Department.  First-time campers can try out borrowed gear from one of the leaders in sporting goods, REI. “We realized that some people like the idea of camping, but they’re a little intimidated and don’t know if they […]

The Georgia DNR Pocket Ranger® Tour Guide Mobile App

DNR app

The new Pocket Ranger® Mobile Tour Guide brings places like Cloudland Canyon and Skidaway Island closer than ever. This amazing mobile app from Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is available for both iPhones and Androids. The Georgia DNR Pocket Ranger® Mobile Tour Guide uses some of the most advanced GPS smartphone technology to provide outdoor […]

Lake Allatoona Hiking Trails


Good news!  LakeAllatoona.com has updated information on hiking trails near Lake Allatoona.  Just in time, evidently. We would like to apologize to those who decided to take that 5-mile hike we previously suggested on what is now a 12-mile trail.  At least those who survived are buffed and ready for “bikini and surfer-dude” summers. (more…)

Are You Ready for … GORP?

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Jan. 4, 2012) – The new Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass (GORP) has been in effect a few days, and will help with much-needed maintenance on state wildlife areas. The new access pass provides for users including hikers, birders, cyclists and horse-riders to help cover maintenance at designated wildlife management areas, public fishing […]