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USACE Allatoona Lake To Temporarily Close McKinney Campground For Upcoming New Year

Published Dec. 19, 2019

  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District scheduled the closing of McKinney Campground from Jan. 1 to May 15, 2020, in order to place it on the sewer system for Bartow County, Georgia.

“This upgrade will improve the overtaxed dump station and aged septic systems that are currently in place,” said Chief Ranger Russell Simmons, Allatoona Lake Project Management Office.

Other Corps-managed campgrounds, such as McKaskey, Payne, Sweetwater, and Victoria will open in March as scheduled.

Contact the Allatoona Lake Project Management Office at 678-721-6700 for more information.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Allatoona Lake Project is situated on the Etowah River just 30 miles from Atlanta. The serene and peaceful surroundings of Allatoona Lake offer a break from the rush of city living. In fact, Allatoona Lake is one of the most frequently visited Corps of Engineers lakes in the nation with nearly 7 million visitors each year. It has 270 miles of shoreline and offers 589 campsites and 188 picnic sites.

Learn more about Allatoona Lake @ Also, go to and click recreation to find the nearest Mobile District-managed USACE lake project or  to locate any USACE lake project in the U.S.


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Lance D. Davis
109 Saint Joseph Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Public Affairs
109 Saint Joseph Street, Mobile, AL 36602

Release no. 19-055