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Old 01-28-2008, 07:51 PM
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Im sure many of you south Ga folks have great memories of weekends spent at Crystal Lake. Take a look at it now, it's just sad to see it like this. The part that is still holding water is down where the old caves used to be.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:57 PM
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Yes, I do remember. And we went even once when my kids were little, and they had a blast with all the water slides. That would have been about 15 years ago, so I know it was still open then. I remember you would always see the guy who owned it, he always had that cowboy hat on.

Is it that low because of the drought or has it just gone down hill for lack of maintenence?
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:59 PM
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For those of you who are not from this area, Crystal Lake was a huge lime sink and water park about 18 miles west of Fitzgerald near Irwinville.

It was a huge weekend get away, basically "the beach" without leaving the area. It had a water park with slides, campgrounds, and white sand beaches. The water was very clear, and chasing the many fish was a favorite of kids.
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Wow! even this North Georgia boy was there many years ago... That's a pretty sad sight right there.. Is this due to the drought?
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:02 PM
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Is it that low because of the drought or has it just gone down hill for lack of maintenence?
The email that I got the pic in said it was the drought. If I remeber right , it was spring fed.
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That is so odd. I was thinking about that place the other day. Used to be a weekend getaway when I was in high school. Keys to a car meant weekend trips there. It was a blast.

That's just sad.
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Man.!!! I remember it well....
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Isn't that the same lake that Jason Vorhees was drowned?
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That is so odd. I was thinking about that place the other day.
Same here! Just yesterday I started to post on here asking if anyone knew whatever happened to Crystal Lake and then I got this email today!

Also, do yall remember Holiday Beach... it was near Douglas I think.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:09 PM
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i dont remember, but it looks like Crystal Puddle now
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Some of us guys would play hooky back in the 60's and go spend the day there. Later in life took my family there many times.
Can't remember any names but there has been several drownings over the years.
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Did it used to be named "Tripps Beach" ?
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I remember it use to have swingsets in the water so you could jump out of em.It was the redneck riviera in the 80's.
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That's in Cochran Ga!!!!
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Same here! Just yesterday I started to post on here asking if anyone knew whatever happened to Crystal Lake and then I got this email today!

Also, do yall remember Holiday Beach... it was near Douglas I think.
Went to see George Jones at Holiday Beach And found out why they called him NO SHOW JONES!!!!
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Crystal lake is closed now,and has been for several years.I spent many a day there.There was a drowning there and after that it was closed down.
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That is so odd. I was thinking about that place the other day. Used to be a weekend getaway when I was in high school. Keys to a car meant weekend trips there. It was a blast.

That's just sad.
Thats REALLY odd...just last night my daughter and her boyfriend came over and she wanted to show him old photo albums... And there were pictures from when my daughter was about 5 or 6 yrs. old, going down the water slide with a huge smile on her face. She was saying how she loved it, how much fun she had. I still have a pink crop top bought from the gift shop that says "Crystal Lake", fringed on the bottom and sleeves, never wore it.
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Yep, I remember Crystal and holiday both. Wow.
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Same here! Just yesterday I started to post on here asking if anyone knew whatever happened to Crystal Lake and then I got this email today!

Also, do yall remember Holiday Beach... it was near Douglas I think.
Yep, I spent my share of time at Crystal lake. Still go buy every couple of weeks on my way to visit family. I grew up in Douglas and remember Holiday beach very well. Before it was Holiday Beach it was 5 private ponds with excellent fishing. Now it's an upscale housing subdivision called Bay Meadows.
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any of you guys got access to a metal detector? now, that the lake is dry would be a good time to search for all those rings, bracelets, and necklaces that were lost in the water. plus, imagine how many old coins rolled out of little pockets when the kiddies went down the water slide. this is what many beach combers dream about! everybody, over the years, has lost jewelry one time or another while at a park. imagine the tons of stuff that's there, just inches below the surface of the sand! hurry now. p.s.--i'll take a 10% finders fee for givin' you the idea!--steve
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Also, do yall remember Holiday Beach... it was near Douglas I think.
No way I could forget Holiday Beach. I met the Snake Charmer (my wife) while working at Holiday Beach 30+ years ago.

I remember going to Crystal Lake before there was a "water park" there.

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