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Lake Allatoona’s Potentially Harmful Algae Blooms

USACE Photo of Algae Bloom

On August 12, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) responded to reports that harmful algae blooms may be present at Lake Allatoona.

Learn to Identify Edible and Medicinal Plants at Red Top Mountain

Is this dead branch in the desert edible?

Learn to identify edible and medicinal plants in the forest at Red Top Mountain State Park on the shores of Lake Allatoona.

Busy Memorial Day Weekend Camping on Lake Allatoona

Upper Stamp Creek Park

The unofficial start of summer is here.  That means it’s going to be a busy Memorial Day Weekend camping around Lake Allatoona.

Memorial Day Weekend on Lake Allatoona Will Be a Hot One

The Sun ~ Courtesy of

The Memorial Day weekend on Lake Allatoona will be a hot one.  “Like seven inches from the midday sun,” to quote Santana’s song, Smooth.

Appalachian Trail Hiker Slain in Virginia

The Appalachian Trail on Georgia's Blood Mountain ~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

We regret to report news of an Appalachian Trail hiker slain in Virginia.  Ronald S. Sanchez, Jr., was killed on the Appalachian Trail in Wythe County, Virginia early in the morning of Saturday, May 11, 2019. His accused attacker has been apprehended and is in jail.