Lake Acworth

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Lake Acworth
Location Acworth, Georgia
Coordinates 34°03′28″N 84°40′50″W / 34.05778°N 84.68056°W / 34.05778; -84.68056Coordinates: 34°03′28″N 84°40′50″W / 34.05778°N 84.68056°W / 34.05778; -84.68056
Primary inflows Proctor Creek
Basin countries United States
Surface area 90 acres (36 ha)
Surface elevation 846 ft (258 m)

Lake Acworth is a 90-acre (36 ha) [1] artificial lake located southwest of the city of Acworth, Georgia. It is located in the extreme northwestern part of Cobb County. The lake impounds Proctor Creek (not the same as Proctor Creek in nearby Atlanta), and outflows into Lake Allatoona.[2] The low dam is at the point where State Route 92 (Lake Acworth Drive) crosses. (34°03′30″N 84°41′35″W / 34.0584°N 84.693°W / 34.0584; -84.693)

The city operates Acworth Beach, a public beach and park along the northern shore of the lake. It was created by trucking white sand in and putting it over the rust-red clay soil common to the region. Swimming is roped off with floats for protection from the boaters. The Lake Acworth Beach and Bathhouse were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.

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  1. ^ http://www.accessatlanta.com/search/content/recreation/fishing/lake_acworth.html Accessed June 29, 2007.
  2. ^ http://www.terraserverusa.com/image.aspx?T=2&S=12&Z=16&X=894&Y=4712&W=3&qs=%7cAcworth%7cGA%7c Accessed June 29, 2007.

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