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Lake Burton Park Workday

Saturday, October 26th

Fall is a beautiful time to visit Lake Burton Park, located at the intersection of Acorn Creek, Meeting House Mountain and Timpson Cove Roads.  Take a walk through the park on the perimeter walking trail and notice the historical signs telling the history of Lake Burton and the town that is buried beneath it.  You will find several improvements in the playground area.  We have added two child spinners, a climbing/balance beam playscape feature and a commercial grade toddler swing to the two swings we already had.

There is also a large area with bricks that have been purchased by donors to recognize or memorialize family members and friends.  We have recently developed a locator system for these bricks which will be installed next weekend.  Funding received through these brick donations has been used for park improvements to the playground and landscaping.  If you have not yet purchased bricks for your family or friends, this is an excellent time to do so.  They are a great Christmas gift for that child or grandchild who has everything.  You can order bricks at www.thatsmybrick.com for $75.

Maintaining the park is a community effort.  We are thankful to have regular mowing and maintenance provided by Rustic Countryside.  There are also many other volunteers needed to help regularly at the park.  The LBCA extends its thanks to those who have come out to volunteer on workdays in the past.

We are having a park workday next Saturday, October 26th from 9:00 AM until noon.  We will be adding locator bricks and purchased bricks, planting more bulbs for spring, moving wood chips to some areas, cleaning signs and performing a general park cleanup for fall.  We need additional volunteers for this effort, so please consider coming out with your family to help.  Email lingoen@yahoo.com or call 770-356-1758, if you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions.  We look forward to seeing you at Lake Burton Park!


Lin Goen
Director, Lake Burton Park

Lake Burton 2019/20 Drawdown

(Following is the notice from Georgia Power Company's Land Management Office for this winter's lake drawdown.)


September 12, 2019 

Dear Lake Resident

I want to take this opportunity to notify you of our annual drawdown on Lake Burton scheduled for November 1st.  Every year Lake Burton is drawn down in the fall to accommodate the historically high rainfall months.  This drawdown is called the “Winter Rule Curve” and is a part of the requirements of our License to generate electricity with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Lake Burton “Winter Rule Curve” annual drawdown schedule:

November 1, 2019 – starts down gradually from Normal (1865.0 elevation)
December 31, 2019 – 7 feet down (1858.0 elevation)
February 1, 2020 – lake starts up from (1858.0 elevation)
March 1, 2020 – within 5 feet of Normal pool (1860.0 elevation)
May 1, 2020 – Normal summer pool (1865.0 elevation) 

To receive a construction permit for new structures or for maintenance of existing structures, a construction application must be submitted to Georgia Power for approval.  Applications must be reviewed and approved by Georgia Power before starting construction. These applications can be found on our website at www.georgiapowerlakes.com.  During the drawdown, fluctuations in the level of the lake may occur daily due to generation, rainfall, or other events.  Therefore, equipment should not be left unattended.

If you have questions regarding the drawdown or if we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to call our office at  (706) 746-1450.


Jeff Jackson
Lake Resources Manager
North Georgia Land Management Office

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Association, Inc.

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Clayton, Georgia  30525

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