Admire Cool, Crisp Water At What Was Once A Quarry In Georgia

Right in the middle of the largest park in Atlanta lies a massive lake. This 350-foot deep lake holds 2.4 million gallons. This is no natural lake, however. It was once a quarry that produced granite, used in many of the city’s sidewalks and buildings. The quarry was flooded and now serves as a water supply for the metropolitan area in one of the state’s most impressive engineering feats in recent memory. This was a monumental achievement and the results are a stunning bit of aquatic scenery that will one day be a part of the Atlanta Beltline Trail.

The Atlanta Beltline Trail will one day extend to Westside Park. For now, you can access the park via one of two parking lots on Johnson Road NW. You can find out more information about Westside Park from ATL Parks and Rec.

Address: Bellwood Quarry, Chappell Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA