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USACE Allatoona Lake Hunting Program Goes Cashless

US Army Corps of Engineers - Mobile District
Published March 19, 2020

  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District at Allatoona Lake Project announced March 19, 2020, that permit fees for Corps-managed hunting areas have moved to cashless operations at Allatoona Lake in Cartersville, Georgia, and permits for the 2020-2021 hunting season this fall will be available June 1, 2020, unless the project office is still closed due to safety precautions in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

“Cashless operations provide a more secure way to conduct financial transactions and reduce the potential for theft or loss of funds,” said Chris Purvis, lead ranger, USACE Allatoona Lake Project.

Only electronic payments — credit and debit cards — will be accepted as methods of payment. Other forms of payment, such as money orders and checks, will no longer be accepted.

The special activity permit fee will remain $20.00 for each permit issued and must be obtained in person at the Allatoona Lake Project Management Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

All hunters are required to have a permit in order to hunt USACE hunting areas. Applicants will be required to provide hunter name, address, telephone number, pertinent state hunting license number, and e-mail address. If multiple hunting permits are to be purchased by a single requestor, all the above information will have to be provided for each hunter.

Each year, no more than 400 permits are issued to hunters using the current 2,777 acres of public land available for hunting. These permits do not apply to the Allatoona Wildlife Management Area, operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

For more information, contact the USACE Allatoona Lake Project Management Office at 678-721-6700, visit  USACE or Follow USACE Allatoona Lake on Facebook at:

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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 USACE Allatoona Lake Project @ or on Facebook @ 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.

Lance D. Davis
Public Affairs

Release no. 20-013