Every year millions of people take advantage of the recreational opportunities Lake Allatoona provides. One reason for all the visitors is the fact there is a lot of lake to enjoy. When it is full Lake Allatoona covers more than 12,000 acres and has 270 miles of shoreline. The lake and much of the land that surrounds it are managed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. The Corp refers to the lake by its official name, Allatoona Lake, while everyone else calls it Lake Allatoona.
Lake Allatoona is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on the Etowah River in northwestern part of the State of Georgia. This reservoir is mostly in southeastern Bartow County and southwestern Cherokee County. A small portion is located in Cobb County near Acworth.