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Cushing Park Q&A

What is Cushing Park

Cushing Park is a family-oriented 35 acre lakeside recreation area which sits on the shore of beautiful Lake Allatoona located just 1 hour north from the Atlanta Airport off I-575 between Canton and Woodstock, Georgia..

Skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding, tubing, jet skiing and swimming are all popular, along with drier pastimes like fishing, picnicking and sunbathing by the clubhouse’s pool which overlooks the lake. The park is known for its eclectic boathouses; these winter storage units become furnished cabins during the summer, each reflecting the character of their owner. This lakeside community fosters a strong sense of family at Cushing Park. The park has boat ramps, docks for boating, skiing, swimming and fishing. There are storage racks for skis, canoes and kayaks. The park has a clubhouse with a seasonal concession stand. There are picnic pavilion areas overlooking the lake with barbecue grills for group gatherings. An overnight RV campground with full hook-up is available. If camping is not your thing, then there are lakeside cabin rentals available too! Wi-Fi is available throughout the Park. The park has a playground area for small children. The park leases wet and dry boat storage, trailer lots (for existing trailers), and campsites.

What is the speed limit inside Cushing Park?

  • The speed limit is 10 mph unless posted otherwise (5 mph in designated children at play areas).

    You should familiarize yourself with all Cushing Park Rules & Regulations.

How do I cancel a Cushing Park Cabin Reservation?

CABIN RENTAL CANCELLATION

Refund Policy

    1. Partial refund if your cancellation request is received 2 weeks prior to Check-In date
    2. No refunds for less than 2 weeks notice.

See Cabin Cancellation Request

I am planning a visit to Cushing Park as the guest of a member what is expected of me?

When you arrive at the park entrance, you must wait to the right-hand side of the gate (without blocking traffic flow) until “the member you are visiting” arrives to let you in. Do not tailgate into the park!

Cushing Park is a family-oriented park.
The posted speed limit is 10 mph unless posted otherwise (5 MPH in designated children at play areas). Only licensed drivers are allowed to operate vehicles within the park.

You are expected to abide by all Cushing Park Rules & Regulations.
The member you are visiting must physically be in the park for the duration of your designated stay and is responsible for you abiding by Cushing Park Rules and regulations.

If you would like to use our complimentary Wi-Fi service for casual surfing of the Internet (absolutely no-streaming allowed), then you must register each Wi-Fi device at least one week prior to your arrival at the park. Members and guests should familiarize themselves with the Cushing Park Wi-Fi policy.

Wi-Fi Registration Request

How do I rent a Cushing Park overnight lake view campsite?

Lake view overnight Campsites with full hookup, barbecue grill, and picnic table are available to members on a First-Come First-Served basis. Rates 30 or 50 -amp $15 per night. Payment envelopes and payment box are located at the Overnight Bath House. All campground trash is to be disposed of  in the Cushing Park dumpster (not the overnight campsite bath house waste basket).

Guest Rule

    1. The member must physically be in the park for the duration of their designated guests stay and is responsible for them abiding by Cushing Park Rules & Regulations.
    2. If your guest(s) are not comfortable with a family-oriented atmosphere, then do not jeopardize your membership.
    3. Member must meet their Guest at gate when entering and exiting the park. Member should instruct their Guest to wait to the right-hand side of the gate (without blocking traffic flow) until the Member arrives to let their Guest in. Do not tailgate into or out of the park!

Wi-Fi Access

  1. If your guests plan on using Wi-Fi while staying at the park, then please reference the Wi-Fi registration request.
  2. You must register each Wi-Fi device at least one week prior to your arrival at the park.

Where can I get insurance for my Cushing Park trailer?

Mobile home insurance is available through the Foremost Insurance Group (AARP Over 50).

This link will direct you away from the Cushing Park website.
Foremost Insurance Group

How can I get added to a Cushing Park amenity waitlist (Boat Storage, Dock Slip, Leased Campsite) ?

AMENITY WAITLISTS

Active members have priority when park amenities are assigned. Potential new members can request to be placed on a waitlist but will not be assigned an amenity until all member requests have been fulfilled. For those not familiar with the operation of our park, most park amenities are assigned in April.

Dock Slip Request

Boat Shed/House Request

Open Boat Storage Request

Leased Campsite Request

What is the current lake level of Lake Allatoona?

The current level of Allatoona Lake is available on the USACE website.

This link will direct you away from the Cushing Park website.
Lake Allatoona current level

How do I register or sell a Boat in the state of Georgia?

Go to GeorgiaWildlife.com and navigate to Boating and then Vessel Registration or click here:

This link will direct you away from the Cushing Park website.
How to Register a Boat in Georgia

How do I access the Cushing Park Wi-Fi Network?

WI-FI REGISTRATION

If you would like to use our complimentary Wi-Fi service for casual surfing of the Internet (absolutely no-streaming allowed), then you must register each Wi-Fi device at least one week prior to your arrival at the park. Members and guests should familiarize themselves with the Cushing Park Wi-Fi policy (PDF).

Wi-Fi Registration Request

Can I take a tour of Cushing Park?

Yes.
Since we are a gated park visitors must call ahead to arrange for a tour of Cushing Park.
Please call the Cushing Park office (770) 345-1858 or contact us to inquire about a tour.

How much does it cost to be a Cushing Park member?

Membership Cost

A limited number of memberships are currently available.
If you would like to join the Cushing Park family, then …
Membership is as simple as 1-2-3.

  1. Print the membership application form.
  2. Fill it out.
  3. Mail it along with the $300 to the address below.
    ($100 Non-Refundable Application Fee + $200 Initiation Fee which is refundable if denied membership)

Please note if membership is approved, then the additional fees for Day Use membership are a $20 one-time fee for 2 gate cards + $750 annual assessment (Total fees for first year membership are $1070)

Cushing Memorial Park
P.O. Box 528
Lebanon, GA  30146-0528

The Cushing Park Membership committee will review your application and if approved will contact you for a tour of Cushing Park.

If you are assigned an amenity by the Park, then you must print, complete, sign and return a Cushing Park Amenity Rental Agreement.

What are the Cushing Park leased amenity rates?

Rates

Application Fee – $300
Gate Card Fee – $10 each (for each eligible dependent; maximum 5)
Remote Gate Opener – $30 each (maximum 2, counts toward gate card limit)

Membership Fee:

  • Annual Membership – $750

Leased Amenity Fees:
Wet Storage

  • Dock Slip – $525
  • Jet Ski Port – $300

Dry Storage

  • Boat House:
    • Single – $340
    • Double – $605
  • Boat Shed – $290
  • Open Boat Storage – $190

Leased Lots

  • Campsite – $210
  • Trailer:
    • Small Lot – $445
    • Large Lot – $650

Boat House Utility Fees:

  • Electric:
    • Air Conditioner – $265 each
    • Space Heater – $165
    • Stove – $100
    • Refrigerator – $75
    • Water Heater – $75
  • Water:
    • Bath Room Add On – $20

Rental Rates:

  • Cabin – $40 / night
    •      $50 / night with one small pet
  • Overnight Campsite – 30 or 50-amp $15 / night
  • Clubhouse
  • Weekday (Mon-Thu) – $75
  • Weekend (Fri-Sun) & Holiday – $175
  • Pavilion – $25

How do I become a Cushing Park member?

Apply for Membership

A limited number of memberships are currently available.
If you would like to join the Cushing Park family, then …
Membership is as simple as 1-2-3.

  1. Print the membership application form (PDF).
  2. Fill it out.
  3. Mail it along with the $300 to the address below.
    ($100 Non-Refundable Application Fee + $200 Initiation Fee which is refundable if denied membership)

Please note if membership is approved, then the additional fees for Day Use membership are a $20 one-time fee for 2 gate cards + $750 annual assessment (Total fees for first year membership are $1070)

Cushing Memorial Park
P.O. Box 528
Lebanon, GA  30146-0528

The Cushing Park Membership committee will review your application and if approved will contact you for a tour of Cushing Park.

If you are assigned an amenity by the Park, then you must print, complete, sign and return a Cushing Park Amenity Rental Agreement (PDF).

Can I rent a Cabin, Overnight Campsite, Picnic Pavilion, or the Clubhouse if I am not a Cushing Park member?

No.
Cushing Park is a member-owned-facility and completely funded by memberships.

Thank you for your interest!

How do I get to Cushing Park?

We are located at 1000 Delta Drive, Canton, GA 30114

Show me Cushing Park using Google Maps

  1. Take I-575 exit 11 Sixes Road and go 3 miles west to the Bridge Mill subdivision entrance.
  2. After entering Bridge Mill, turn left (west) on Bridge Mill Avenue and go 1.3 miles.
  3. Turn right on Heatherbrook Trace and go 0.4 miles.
  4. Turn left on Delta Drive to our gated entrance.

The Cushing Park Gate GPS coordinates are:

34.17782 N         84.57657 W
+34° 10′ 40.20″    -84° 34′ 35.80″

The Cushing Park clubhouse GPS coordinates are:

34.17875 N        84.58075 W
+34° 10′ 43.50″    -84° 34′ 50.70″

How do I rent a Cushing Park Lakeside Cabin?

Members can request a lakeside cabin rental by using the Cabin Reservation Request form.

What are the Cushing Park Concession Stand hours?

11 am until 6 pm Saturday and Sunday weather permitting.

(Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend)

What are the Cushing Park Rules & Regulations?

Members and their designated guests must adhere to the Cushing Park Rules & Regulations.

What are the Cushing Park Swimming Pool hours?

10 am until 10 pm weather permitting.
(Memorial Day through Labor Day)

I love Cushing Park, Can I live there?

We love Cushing Park too. But the answer is No.

Cushing Park is located on USACE land and subject to USACE Rules and Regulations:
327.22 Unauthorized occupation.

(a) Occupying any lands, buildings, vessels or other facilities within water resource development projects for the purpose of maintaining the same as a full- or part-time residence without the written permission of the District Commander is prohibited. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the occupation of lands for the purpose of camping, in accordance with the provisions of Sec. 327.7.

How long can I legally stay at Cushing Park?

Cushing Park is located on USACE land and subject to USACE Rules and Regulations:

327.7 Camping.

(a) Camping is permitted only at sites and/or areas designated by the District Commander.

(b) Camping at one or more campsites at any one water resource project for a period longer than 14 days during any 30-consecutive-day period is prohibited without the written permission of the District Commander.

I just bought a Cushing Park trailer or leased a campsite, Can I remodel my trailer or repair my deck etc.?

Maybe, but you must get the approval from the Cushing Park Board of Governors (who in turn must get USACE approval) BEFORE any property alteration work is done. Written requests for property alterations can be submitted to the Cushing Park Board of Governors at any time; however, you should be aware that the USACE only accepts requests from October through April. If you receive USACE approval, you typically have one year to complete the work or your USACE approval is cancelled.

According to the Cushing Park Rules & Regulations:

Property cannot be altered without Cushing Memorial Park, Inc. and the USACE written approval. Those found in violation will be required to place the property back in its original configuration at their own expense.

Can I bring my gun to Cushing Park?

No, the new GA Gun Law does NOT allow you to carry on USACE property.

Georgia’s House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal Wednesday, April 23 and effective July 1, does not affect lakes and lands in Georgia managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Corps managed property is regulated by the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36, part 327. Regulations governing possession of firearms specify that possession of loaded firearms, ammunition or loaded projectile firing devices is prohibited unless in the possession of federal, state or local law enforcement officers, or when being used in compliance with hunting regulations.

§ 327.13 Explosives, firearms, other weapons and fireworks.
(a) The possession of loaded firearms, ammunition, loaded projectile firing devices, bows and arrows, crossbows, or other weapons is prohibited unless:

  1. In the possession of a Federal, state or local law enforcement officer;
  2. Being used for hunting or fishing as permitted under § 327.8, with devices being unloaded when transported to, from or between hunting and fishing sites;
  3. Being used at authorized shooting ranges; or
  4. Written permission has been received from the District Commander.

(b) Possession of explosives or explosive devices of any kind, including fireworks or other pyrotechnics, is prohibited unless written permission has been received from the District Commander.

[65 FR 6901, Feb. 11, 2000]

Can I set off fireworks at Cushing Park?

No.

Corps managed property is regulated by the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36, part 327. Section 13 regulates possession of explosives & fireworks.

§ 327.13 Explosives, firearms, other weapons and fireworks.
(a) The possession of loaded firearms, ammunition, loaded projectile firing devices, bows and arrows, crossbows, or other weapons is prohibited unless:

  1. In the possession of a Federal, state or local law enforcement officer;
  2. Being used for hunting or fishing as permitted under § 327.8, with devices being unloaded when transported to, from or between hunting and fishing sites;
  3. Being used at authorized shooting ranges; or
  4. Written permission has been received from the District Commander.

(b) Possession of explosives or explosive devices of any kind, including fireworks or other pyrotechnics, is prohibited unless written permission has been received from the District Commander.

[65 FR 6901, Feb. 11, 2000]

What are the new Georgia Boating Laws?

The new Georgia Boating Laws went into effect July 1, 2014

100-Foot Law
The 100-foot law prohibits people from operating any vessel at a speed greater than idle speed within 100 feet of any vessel which is moored, anchored or adrift outside normal traffic channels, or within 100 feet of any wharf, dock, pier, piling, bridge structure or abutment, person in the water, or shoreline of any residence or public use area. It is also illegal for watercraft operators to jump the wake of another vessel within 100 feet. To view the GA DNR video click here: GA DNR 100-Foot Video

Boating Under the Influence
A main component of the new Georgia Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Law was the reduction in the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) from .10 BAC to .08 BAC.  The .08 BAC level harmonized BUI with Georgia’s automobile Driving Under the Influence (DUI) level. In addition, both First Time and Repeat Offenders are subject to increased mandatory penalties, which mirror those for automobile Driving Under the Influence violations. Penalties are up to $1000 fine and/or up to a year in jail. For more details about this new law please read the expanded article by clicking here: New Georgia BUI Law   To view the Georgia DNR video click here: GA DNR BUI Video

Children and Personal Watercraft
The general rule that one must be at least 16 years old or older to operate a personal watercraft (PWC) remains the same.  However, the exceptions for younger PWC operators have changed.  A child between 12 and 15, may legally operate a PWC only if: 1 they have taken a boating education course, or 2. are on the PWC with someone 18 or older who is legally allowed to operate the PWC.  A previous exception of a responsible adult being ‘within 400 yards’ of the child on the PWC has been removed. For more details about this new law please read the expanded article by clicking here: New Georgia Personal Watercraft Law

Boater Education
Effective July 1, 2014, for anyone born after January 1, 1998,  a mandatory a Boating Education Course will be required to operate a boat, vessel, personal watercraft, etc. Those 18 years of age or older on July 1, 2014,  would be exempt from the Boater Education Course (except when renting a vessel).  There will be several class options, including an on-line class. For more details about this new law please read the expanded article by clicking here: New Georgia Boater Education Law  To view the Georgia DNR video click here: GA DNR Boater Education Video Boater Education Information can be found at GoBoatGeorgia.com

Child Lifejacket
The required age for a child to wear a properly fitted life jacket/ personal flotation device was increased from under 10 years of age to under 13 years of age. For more details about this new law please read the expanded article by clicking here: New Georgia Child Lifejacket Law

Georgia Boat Safety
This 10 minute GA DNR video will familiarize you with how to operate a boat in a safe manner on Georgia’s waterways. To view the GA DNR video click here: GA DNR Boat Safety Video

Boating Navigational Lighting
In an effort to have Georgia Law reflect national boating manufacturing standards, the red and green lights on the bow can be a 10 point combination red and green side lights properly screened and not just the 20 point combination previously required.

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