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Lake Allatoona


Lake Allatoona is located near Cartersville and approximately 30 miles northwest of Atlanta. It covers parts of Cherokee County, Bartow County, and a small portion of Cobb County. The lake is 12, 010 acres in size and has 270 miles of shoreline. It is formed by Allatoona Dam on the Etowah River, and has been in operation since 1950.

Links:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Site
Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority
Lake Allatoona Association
Red Top Mountain State Park and Lodge (Georgia Department of Natural Resources)
Visitor’s Center (Roadside Georgia)
Lake Allatoona.com
Lake Allatoona Information Guide
Allatoona Dam Map Photo (Google)
Allatoona Dam Photos (Waymark)
Homestead Loop Trail (Trails.com)

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Lake Allatoona at Red Top Mountain State Park
Source: Don Esa

Lake Allatoona View large image

Lake Allatoona near Allatoona Dam
Source: Don Esa

Lake Allatoona View large image

Secluded Corner of Lake Allatoona
Source: Don Esa

Lake Allatoona View large image

Lake Allatoona in Drought
Source: Ed Jackson

Lake Allatoona View large image

Lake Allatoona in Drought
Source: Ed Jackson