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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.

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.

Water Flowing from Lake Allatoona

Lake Allatoona Dam, March 2019 ~ Photo Courtesy of USACE

The water flowing from Lake Allatoona offers many benefits.  Formerly flooded parks are reopening, hydro-electric generation is humming away and the lake is approaching full summer pool.

How to Find Fun in Georgia This Winter

Have a [darn] good time on Lake Allatoona! ~~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

If you don’t know how to find fun in Georgia this winter, let our pals with our state’s Department of Natural Resources help.  They have terrific suggestions.