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Corps opens reservations for camping at Allatoona

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McKinney Campground

A campsite in the McKinney Campground on Lake Allatoona. (Doug Walker, RN-T)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now taking online reservations for campgrounds at eight different campgrounds on the sprawling Lake Allatoona.

Lead Ranger Chris Purvis said the Corps believes that taking the reservations in advance online will provide campers with some degree of certainty when it comes to being able to get a campsite. In the past, approximately 90 percent of the lake’s campsites were reserved in advance with just a relative handful of sites available on a daily first-come, first-serve basis.

Campground fees range from $18 per night to $56 per night. Many of the various campsites come equipped with 50 amp electric and water hookups. Some are open to the lake and some have hot shower facilities.

The McKinney Campground is open year-round however the other seven managed by the Corps, Sweetwater Creek, McCaskey Creek, Clark Creek, Old Highway 41, Payne, Upper Stamp Creek and Victoria are all seasonal facilities.

The McKinney Campground has 150 campsites, Sweetwater Creek has 151 sites, Victoria has 74 campsites, Payne has 60, McCaskey Creek has 51, Old Highway 41 has 44 camp pads, Clark Creek 21 and Upper Stamp Creek 20.

Sweetwater Creek also has a large group camping facility which comes with a $225 a night charge.

Reservations can be made by visiting Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Patrons will still have the opportunity to reserve a campsite on a same day, walk-up basis, pending availability.

For additional information contact Park Ranger Josh Davis at (678) 721-6700