Special Use Permits
are issued to cover activities, which are held on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(USACE) lands and waters. These
activities are generally short-term, but may be recurring and usually fall
outside the scope of standard recreational use.
These activities may also have an impact safety, the environment or access and enjoyment for other visitors
on the lake.
January 1, 2016, these activities were given a more fluid definition to allow
projects to determine the best method of permitting the activities. A general definition of the two permit types
is provided below so that you can determine which permit you believe your
activity falls under and then visit that page for greater details.
A Special Activity
Permit is for a specific use of Allatoona Lake project lands which benefits a small
group or individual person. The activity may be a recurring or regular activity. This group of activities require additional
management to prevent damage to property and the environment and may also require
additional safety measures. Examples
include small group fishing tournaments, academic research, and small baptisms.
A Special Event
Permit is for a specific organized use of Allatoona Lake project lands and waters
that is limited in duration. It is
beyond the normal use expected by the public and may restrict or hinder access
of resources by the public. They also
convey the appearance of providing special benefits to a particular group of
individuals. Examples: Large fishing tournaments
(greater than 50 boats), marathons, triathlons, and launching or retrieving large
vessels at boat ramps (by commercial carrier).
Please visit the links to the right to
view more specific details and requirements for the permitting process.