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Kayaking at Lake Acworth

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Lake Acworth is a smallish lake in the city of Acworth, Georgia. The entire lake is a no wake zone, so you see small fishing crafts, kayaks, and paddle boards, but no speed boats or jet skis. Because of that, it is a super safe place to take kids for some fun on the water, even kids who have no experience on a kayak or paddleboard.

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There is a beach area at the lake, and it gets busy on the weekends, as well as multiple picnic tables and pavilions with grills for cooking out. There is a also a great playground and a short nature trail through the woods. If you’re not a city resident, there is a $10 fee to park during the summer. I’d say it’s worth it for a day of fun at the lake.

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The launch area for boats and kayaks is a ways down from the beach area. It’s a sandy area with parking spots very close so you don’t have to haul your kayak very far.

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You could easily paddle around for a couple hours. There are two pedestrian bridges to go under and several small coves to explore.

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Part of the lake is bordered by a golf course, and the rest is mostly wooded, so it’s scenic. You’re not looking at the back side of someone’s vacation home.

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We visit Lake Acworth regularly. In our visits we’ve seen plenty of wildlife in the lake and on the shore- egrets, ducks, red-winged blackbirds, turtles, snakes, raccoons, and even a bald eagle. We’ve heard rumors of an otter, but we have yet to spot him.

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My one complaint about the lake is the litter. I think most of it is getting into the lake from the beach area, and drifting into the reeds that rim the edge of the lake. Whenever I kayak there, I end up picking up a ton of litter, mostly drink bottles and beer cans. If you go, do me a favor and pick up any litter you see!

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I hope to see you out there with your family!

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