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Lake Acworth

Lake Acworth, Acworth GeorgiaLake Acworth is a 260 acre man made lake located just southwest of the city of Acworth and adjacent to Allatoona Lake. A 1,500-foot long dam composed mostly of earthen fill impounds Proctor Creek, separating Lake Acworth from Allatoona Lake. The dam also supports a heavily trafficked bridge on Lake Acworth Drive (Hwy 92).

Map Courtesy Acworth Parks and Recreation Department

Lake Acworth is home to 18 species of fish, including (from highest to lowest population numbers):

  • Bluegill
  • Largemouth bass
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Black Crappie
  • Gizzard Shad
  • Common Carp
  • White Crappie
  • Spotted Bass
  • Brown Bullhead
  • Channel Catfish
  • Warmouth
  • Yellow Perch
  • Blacktail Redhorse
  • Flathead Catfish
  • Green Sunfish
  • Golden Shiner
  • Redbreast Sunfish
  • Threadfin Shad
Mark Bowen with a 62 lb flathead catfish captured on Lake Acworth, May 9, 2008. Mark is a Georgia Department of Natural Resources – Wildlife Resources Division Fisheries Technician

You do not need a special permit to fish on Lake Acworth, however you do need a state issued fishing license.

Because of the size of the lake and Acworth Beach on the northern shore, boaters are limited by the City of Acworth to using electric motors, or trolling motors, when moving about the lake.   No gas powered motors or personal watercraft are allowed on the lake.

Pets are welcome at all parks in the city of Acworth, with the exception of Acworth Beach and athletic facilities.

Parking is free at Cauble Park and South Shore for City of Acworth residents with the appropriate resident pass. There is parking fee of $10 for non-residents of Acworth, seven days a week. The city accepts all major credit/debit cards, but not cash. The parking fee applies Monday through Friday from 10am to 8pm and 8am to 8pm on weekends and holidays.

Cauble park is open from 6am to 11pm.   Acworth Beach is open from dawn to dusk.   Proctor Landing and Dallas Landing are open from 8am to 9pm.   Acworth Beach and South Shore Beach are open for swimming between the last Saturday in April and Labor Day Weekend.   Proctor and Dallas Landing are open from mid April to Late September.

Postcard of Lake Acworth from the 1950’s