Allatoona Lake Visitor Center & Museum
Cartersville, GA 30121
Recreation abounds around 12,000-acre Lake Allatoona. Bring your own boat or rent houseboats, pontoons and ski boats at one of four area marinas in Cartersville. Choose from more than 600 lakeside campsites, accommodating RVs and tent campers. Enjoy pristine hiking trails and picnic areas. The Corps of Engineers Visitor Center at the top of the dam portrays regional history and natural resources. Open daily year-round.
Packed with information on the Army Corps of Engineers, the Civil War, a multimedia presentation on the building of Allatoona Lake, scenic overlooks and hiking trails, this is an excellent stop for any visitor to the Cartersville area.
The museum tells the story of the origins of the Corps of Engineers beginning with the creation of the position of Chief Engineer during Revolutionary War. At the end of the Revolution the position was abolished, but was reestablished shortly after the signing of the Constitution.
The Visitor Center is open daily from 8 AM to 6 PM between April-September, and from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, October-March. Admission is free.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Monday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Admission & Fees
Admission Fee $0.00
Boat Launch, Free Parking, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round
Maps/Brochures/Guides, Welcome Center
Near Interstate Highway
Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages