About Galts Ferry Day Use Area
Galts Ferry Day Use Area is situated on Allatoona Lake on the Etowah River, a tributary of the Coosa River. The serene lake 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: Boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming are popular activities on the 11-mile long Allatoona Lake. Its 270 miles of shoreline provide great opportunities for picnicking, hiking, hunting and relaxing. Facilities: Galts Ferry Day Use Area has an open shelter with a maximum seating capacity of 100 people. A restroom is within 50 yards of the shelter. A horseshoe pit is adjacent to the shelter. Horseshoes can be loaned out by onsite Park Attendants. Galts Ferry has a beach, playground, fishing jetty and boat ramp. 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
Galts Ferry Day Use Area is located in Allatoona Lake in Georgia
Northbound on I-75 take exit 277 (GA Hwy 92). Turn right off exit onto GA Hwy 92. Travel 1 mile to traffic light at Hunt Road. Turn left onto Hunt Road. Continue straight at 4-way stop and road changes to Kellogg Creek Road. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Galts Ferry Landing Road. Continue 0.8 mile to 3rd stop sign and turn left onto Rocky Lane. Continue to park entrance. Southbound on I-75 take exit 285 (Red Top Mountain Road). Turn left onto Red Top Mountain Road. Travel approximately 5 miles thru Red Top Mountain State Park to 4-way stop. Turn left onto New Hope Church Road. Follow New Hope Church Road until it dead ends into Kellogg Creek Road. Turn left onto Kellogg Creek Road. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Galts Ferry Landing Road. Continue 0.8 mile to 3rd stop sign and turn left onto Rocky Lane. Continue to park entrance. From I-575, take exit 7 (GA Hwy 92). Northbound turn left onto GA Hwy 92/southbound turn right onto GA Hwy 92. Travel on GA Hwy 92 to Bells Ferry Road. Turn right onto Bells Ferry Road and travel 2.5 miles to Kellogg Creek Road. Turn left onto Kellogg Creek Road and travel 3.1 miles. Turn right onto Galts Ferry Landing Road. Continue 0.8 mile to 3rd stop sign and turn left onto Rocky Lane. Continue to park entrance. Physical address: Galts Day Use Area, 7299 Rocky Lane, Acworth, Georgia 30102
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