About Coopers Furnace Day Use Area
Coopers Furnace Day Use Area is situated on the Etowah River, a tributary of the Coosa River. This Day Use Area is downstream of the dam which impounds Allatoona Lake. The river and peaceful surroundings offer a relaxing getaway from the nearby city of Atlanta, just 35 miles south. Visitors enjoy various water sports, hiking, hunting and viewing wildlife. Natural Features: The rolling hills around Allatoona Lake are thickly forested with lush oak, maple, blackgum, dogwood, magnolia, hickory and the occasional pine tree. Ferns and honeysuckle bushes make up the understory. The dense hardwood forests are home to raccoons, opossum, bobcats, red and gray fox, white tail deer, squirrels, and chipmunks. From time to time, visitors even spot black bears roaming the area. Recreation: Fishing, canoeing, and kayaking are popular activities along the Etowah River. Facilities: Coopers Furnace Day Use Area has two open shelters which both have a seating capacity of 60 people maximum. Shelter B is the first one on the right when entering the park. Shelter A is the second shelter on the right when entering the park. A restroom is within walking distance from both shelters. A horseshoe pit and volleyball court are adjacent to both shelters. A playground is located between the two shelters. Horseshoes and volleyball can be loaned out by the onsite Park Hosts. An iron furnace from the 1800s is also within the park. In addition, a system of hiking trails can be accessed from the Coopers Furnace Day Use Area. Nearby Attractions: The City of Cartersville is nearby, offering the Tellus Science Museum, Etowah Indian Mounds, and Booth Western Art Museum. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield is located in Kennesaw; White Water Park is in Marietta, and the Georgia Aquarium is located in Atlanta.
US Army Corps of Engineers
Coopers Furnace Day Use Area is located in Allatoona Lake in Georgia
From I-75 take Exit 285 (Red Top Mountain Road). Northbound traffic turn left / Southbound traffic turn right onto Red Top Mountain Road. Turn right at the first traffic light onto the connector which will come to Hwy 41. Turn right onto Hwy 41. Travel 2 miles crossing over the Etowah River and turn right immediately after crossing over the bridge. Road will curve to right and come to stop sign. Turn left onto Old River Road and travel for 2.5 miles to park entrance. Physical address: Coopers Furnace Day Use Area, 1052 Old River Road SE, Cartersville, GA 30121
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