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Lake Acworth

Lake Acworth, Acworth Georgia

Lake Acworth features sandy beaches and picturesque views, making it the perfect spot to make unforgettable memories. Let’s dive into the features of Lake Acworth and the fun it has in store.

Lake Acworth is a 260-acre man-made lake located just southwest of the city, adjacent to Allatoona Lake. It features a 1,500-foot-long dam that impounds Proctor Creek, creating a peaceful separation from Allatoona Lake. The dam also supports a heavily trafficked bridge on Lake Acworth Drive (Hwy 92). The lake’s soothing waters call out to those looking for a break from the hustle and bustle. Picture this: the sun glistening on the lake, a gentle breeze, and the sound of water lapping at the shore. It’s the perfect setting for a leisurely stroll or just basking in the Georgia sun.

Map Courtesy Acworth Parks and Recreation Department


For the adventurers among us, Lake Acworth offers plenty of activities. The sandy beaches are perfect for building sandcastles, playing beach games, and enjoying picnics. Swimmers can take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters. Boating enthusiasts can explore scenic coves and inlets—just remember, no gas engines allowed, so your boat will have to be as eco-friendly as your grandma’s electric scooter.  The “no gas engines” rule also makes Lake Acworth one of the best lakes for kayakers and paddleboarders, offering them a wake-free opportunity to explore the lake’s scenic coves and inlets.


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

Fishing at Lake Acworth is an angler’s dream. The lake is home to 18 species of fish, including bluegill, largemouth bass, and even the elusive flathead catfish. No need for a special permit—just grab your state-issued fishing license, cast your line, and see if you can catch the big one.

Lake Acworth species of fish, 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

Scenic Beauty

Surrounded by lush greenery and scenic trails, Lake Acworth is a paradise for nature lovers. Explore the trails, spot local wildlife, and marvel at the diverse flora. It’s the perfect place to channel your inner nature photographer—or just pretend to be one on Instagram or TikTok.

Lakefront Gatherings

Lake Acworth isn’t just about the natural beauty; it’s also a fantastic spot for making memories with family and friends. Host a picnic, fire up the barbecue, or celebrate by the water. The picturesque setting makes every gathering special, whether you’re toasting marshmallows or just toasting life.

Boating and Pets

Boating on Lake Acworth is limited to electric motors or trolling motors, keeping the atmosphere more peaceful and quiet as compared to nearby Lake Allatoona. Pets are welcome in all parks except Acworth Beach and the athletic facilities. So, bring your furry friends along for a day of fun—just don’t forget the doggy life jacket.

Parking is free at Cauble Park and South Shore for City of Acworth residents with the appropriate resident pass. There is parking fee 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 10 am to 8 pm and 8 am to 8 pm on weekends and holidays.

Cauble park is open from 6 am to 10 pm.  Proctor Landing and Dallas Landing are open from 8 am to 9 pm.   Acworth Beach and South Shore Beach are open for swimming between the last Saturday in April and Labor Day Weekend.   Proctor Landing and Dallas Landing are open from mid April to Late September.

Postcard of Lake Acworth from the 1950’s