Life Jacket Loaner Program

The U.S. Coast Guard reports that 85% of drowning victims in recreational boating accidents were not wearing a life jacket. To help reduce the number of water-related injuries and fatalities at Corps of Engineers facilities, the Allatoona Lake Project Management Office started the Life Jacket Loaner program.

The program allows the public to borrow life jackets from 23 different life jacket loaner stations around the lake as long as they return them when they are done.

Life jackets are available for both children and adults. All that is required by visitors to secure a life jacket is a proper form of identification. If you have forgotten your personal flotation device, do not own one, or possess a flotation device that is unsafe or doesn't fit properly, please drop by one of our loaner stations, loaner trees, or loaner bulletin boards and borrow a life jacket. You never know when it can save your life!


Life Jacket Loaner Locations

Loaner Stations

  • Allatoona Operations Project Management Office 
  • Blockhouse Day Use Area                                   
  • Clark Creek North Campground                        
  • Cooper Furnace Day Use Area                      
  • McKaskey Campground                                   
  • Old Highway 41 #1 Day Use Area                        
  • Old Highway 41 #3 Campground                   
  • Payne Campground and Ramp                  
  • Sweetwater Day Use Area                          
  • Sweetwater Campground                             
  • Upper Stamp Creek Campground                     
  • Victoria Campground                                       
  • Victoria Day Use Area                                                                       

Loaner Trees / Bulletin Boards

(Visitors may borrow a life jacket and return it before they leave that day with no ID or checkout required)

  • Cooper Branch# 1                                  
  • Clark Creek South Ramp                              
  • Galt's Ferry Day Use (Both beach and boat ramp)
  • McKinney Campground (Both beaches)              
  • Riverside Day Use Area                                
  • Stamp Creek Day Use Area                             
  • Tanyard Ramp            

NOTE: Park attendants are on duty at Old Hwy 41 #1 Day Use Area from 8 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday- Monday. Park attendants are on duty at Sweetwater Day Use Area from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Friday-Monday. The Campground attendants at Sweetwater, Payne, Victoria, Old Hwy 41 #3, Clark Creek North, Upper Stamp Creek and McKaskey are on duty every day from 7 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. The Allatoona Operations Project Management Office is open daily during recreation season from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.