Lake Allatoona Sites Closed After Heavy Flooding (3/6/2019)

Story by Woodall's Campground Management

Campsites at Lake Allatoona are submerged under water.Campsites at Lake Allatoona are submerged under water.


The relentless cycle of rain has not only impacted Georgia's Lake Lanier on the northern fringes of metro Atlanta, but has also caused the waters of Lake Allatoona to spill over into campgrounds surrounding this popular recreation spot, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

That’s according to Jerry Fulton, the operations project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the lake and its surrounding properties. As of early Tuesday (March 5) morning, the lake level was 851.5 feet or about 11 feet deeper than “full pool,” which is its ideal summer depth of 840 feet. 

Because the lake level is typically lower in the winter Fulton said the water level is about 18 feet above the normal for this time of year.

“Thankfully, it’s the off season for recreation,” Fulton told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

All the lakeside campgrounds, with the exception of McKinney Campground in Bartow County, were already closed for the winter. However, 76 of McKinney’s 150 campsites are now closed due to high water covering the campsites and roads leading to these ares. Beaches and parts of boat ramps surrounding the lake are also submerged.

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