While Lake Allatoona may not actually be in your backyard, chances are that living in the Towne Lake community means you are familiar with the lake. Formally referred to as Allatoona Lake (its government name) most locals refer to it as Lake Allatoona. With several marinas and campgrounds, it is not uncommon to see visitors to the area show up for a day out on the lake or a weekend camping trip.
This resource in the great outdoors is just a short drive away for many local residents in Cherokee County. Each month U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Amy Cobb shares great tips and information about enjoying Lake Allatoona. Most recently she share about camping in April and water safety for the month of May.
Camping on Allatoona Lake
There are a total of eight US Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds in the vicinity of the lake. Sweetwater Campground and Victoria Campground are located in Canton, McKaskey Creek Campground and Old Highway 41 No. 3 are located in Cartersville, Upper Stamp Creek Campground is located in White, and McKinney Campground, Clark Creek North, and Payne Campground-Allatoona Lake are located in Acworth.
Each of the campgrounds offers a variety of facilities, natural features, recreation options, activities, and amenities. Reservations for a day, a weekend, or a week may be made at recreation.org.
Water Safety on Allatoona Lake
With the lake being such a big draw, and boating season getting underway, it is important to follow water safety basics whether you are camping or not. In the May TowneLaker Magazine, Amy Cobb shares the following tips:
- Never swim along
- Swim in designated swim areas
- Never dive or swim in unknown waters
- Be aware of underwater hazards
- Obey all posted signs, rules, regulations, and navigational information
- NEVER drink and boat
- Always wear a United States Coast Guard approved flotation device when boating
Share your pictures with us of your boating and camping experiences! We love to see the great outdoors that we have right here in Cherokee County!