Allatoona Lake trail to close due to hunting

The Vineyard Mountain Trail at Allatoona Lake will be closed Dec. 1-31 due to scheduled hunting in the area, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced.

“The trailheads for Vineyard Mountain located at Riverside Day Use Area and Bethany Bridge will not be available,” said Christopher Purvis, lead park ranger at Allatoona Lake. “We encourage hikers to schedule their activities at our other nearby locations, such as Cooper’s Furnace Trail and Pine Mountain Trail.”

Hikers also can use the trails at nearby Red Top Mountain State Park, Purvis said.

The Allatoona Lake Project is a recreational area centered on a man-made lake on the Etowah River in Cherokee and Bartow counties, about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta. Information: