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Lake Allatoona

Lake Allatoona

Lake Allatoona Georgia

Lake Allatoona Georgia

Lake Allatoona Georgia

Lake Allatoona is the largest natural lake entirely within the Chattahoochee National Forest, located in far southeastern Georgia, United States. The lake is the source of the creek that feeds Georgia's premier public waters, Lake Lanier.

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In late 2008, DNR began stocking lake sturgeon in Allatoona in an effort to reestablish this native fish to the upper Etowah River system. Anglers accidentally catching a lake sturgeon should release the fish immediately. Fish hooked deep will often survive if anglers cut the line near the hook and release the fish with the hook. Those wondering what impact sturgeon will have on their favorite game species can rest easy. Because of its low reproductive potential, the fish does not establish itself as a prominent species making its impacts to other fish negligible. If you catch or otherwise see a sturgeon, please contact the Calhoun DNR office (706-624-1161) to report the location from which the sturgeon was caught. Such information is valuable to biologists assessing the survival and dispersal of these magnificent fish.

More than 1,000 secluded RV and tent campsites are found along the shoreline of this 12,000 acre lake in Bartow County. Visitors can experience the wonders of nature, dive into water sports and generally relax knowing that you’re never more than 10 minutes from town. A stop at the Visitors Center will provide you with detailed maps of the lake and recreation areas and will introduce you to the history of Allatoona Lake, Bartow County’s geology, the Native American culture and the Civil War. The Overlook provides soaring view of Allatoona Lake, its dam and the Etowah River below. Hiking trails end at the river bottom. Open daily. Handicap Accessible. No admission charged. For daily lake levels and water temperature call 770-386-0549. (Source: visitcartersvillega.org)

 

 

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