Lost & Found in Lake Peachtree

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Author: Garret Merkley
Date Published: January 31, 2014

Have You Lost Something in Lake Peachtree?

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day-in-the-mudA lot of stuff gets lost in Lake Peachtree and I was dying to see what I could find after it was recently lowered!

After 8 Hours of searching I found a lot of stuff. If you know who this stuff belongs to..(or who it should belong to), share this post on facebook and tag them in it.

I hope you enjoy all the finds. I was quite suprised at all the things I found and am excited for everyone else to see my 8 Hour trek via the pictures below.

Feel free to leave your comments at the bottom of this article. Oh and if you are wondering why Lake Peachtree is being lowered, click here or search "Why is Lake Peachtree Being Lowered" in the search bar at the top right of this website.

P.S. Again if you know who these items belong to, please share this post on facebook and tag them in it. I bet they will love to be reunited with long lost items.

Toys/Sporting Equipment

Fishing Gear

Household Goods

Everything Else

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30 Responses to Lost & Found in Lake Peachtree

  1. Rmc on February 23, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Thanks for light hearted read, hope it all getscleaned out.

  2. Michael on February 10, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    It was sad to see a few dead fish when i went…I hope they get this cleaned out and dredged. The few bass in there are going to be spawning soon and it would be a shame if their yearly routine got messed up.

  3. Mark on February 7, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Leave the crates, bucket, and chair. Those will attract fish, and provide structure for them. Those crates were most likely sunk by someone to fish on later.

    • PTC People
      PTC People on February 7, 2014 at 3:42 pm


      I think you are right about the crates and stuff. The lake has so little structure for the fish that anything will be inviting for them. Do you fish in Lake Peachtree?


      Garret Merkley

  4. Jeff on February 5, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Also, last I looked, there were still some old Christmas trees standing in concrete filled golf cart tires on the south Hip Pocket end across from where Azalea meets Hip Pocket. They still there.

    • PTC People
      PTC People on February 5, 2014 at 4:00 am


      I saw tons of christmas trees tied to bricks, concrete blocks, and some to golf cart tires. What are they there for?



      • Jeff on February 5, 2014 at 4:36 pm

        The trees were put in for fishing purposes. Mostly crappie fishing. In 1987, a buddy and I sank all the ones in concrete fill golf cart tires. I left PTC again in 2005. They were still there after all these years, some still standing straight up.

        • PTC People
          PTC People on February 5, 2014 at 5:08 pm

          I was wondering if that might be it. They were still there and a lot of them had fishing lures, jigs, and line snagged all over them.



  5. Jeff on February 5, 2014 at 1:42 am

    I’d be curious to see a better, up close pic of a couple of the reels. I lost a nice rod and reel about 50 yards off the Sweetwater Oaks point between there and the island. I actually fell out of my boat trying to catch it. Luckily it was summer and warm. Wandered around in 3 feet of water for 20 minutes trying to find it…to no avail.

  6. Kim on February 4, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I was going to call you on the cell phone I found on the lake bed, but it didn’t work… I found a broken string of party lights, sunglasses, golf balls and untold amounts of cans & bottles. I will waste my typing breath: Please use a trash can.

  7. Jamie F. on February 2, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Fun article! I was surprised you didn’t find any jewelry!

    • PTC People
      PTC People on February 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      I think if I had a medal detector I would have. I bet a lot of people have lost jewelery in the lake.

  8. Kelly b on February 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    List my Maui Jim brown sunglasses last year. Any find?

    • PTC People
      PTC People on February 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      I did find a bunch of sunglasses. I couldn’t make out any brands because of their extremely muddy condition.

  9. Lisa on February 1, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    If that is ALL you found in the lake, I am pretty impressed. I would have expected more trash for as long as it has been there if people were actually dumping garbage there. It seems to me that most of those items got there by accident.

    • PTC People
      PTC People on February 1, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      Actually that wasnt even 1% of the stuff I saw and who knows how much I couldn’t see.

      • Garrick on February 2, 2014 at 6:03 am

        Imagine what the lakebed will look like in another few decades if this much human-made debris pile up. It’s eerily similar to the mudpit where archeologists uncovered a ton of dinosaur remains, except that the materials we’re leaving behind aren’t our bones but our creations of temporary worth.

  10. djdidimo on February 1, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    My personal fave- the conditions. Oh, thanks for the giggles! Perhaps we need more “No Littering” signs around Lake Peachtree?!

  11. Kelly on February 1, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks for the post. I will be by to pickup my right sandle and broom handle. Thanks for your service.

    • PTC People
      PTC People on February 1, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      Sounds good. I am glad that I was able to find them for you Kelly. 🙂

  12. Al on February 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Dude… really?! Do something better with your time. How does this benefit Peachtree City in anyway? That crap was in the lake for a reason… NO ONE wanted it anymore. Get your self checked out next time you go to the Doctors office.
    this was taken from the CDC’s website:

    “Recreational water illnesses (RWIs) are caused by germs spread by swallowing, breathing in mists or aerosols of, or having contact with contaminated water in swimming pools, hot tubs, water parks, water play areas, interactive fountains, lakes, rivers, or oceans. RWIs can also be caused by chemicals in the water or chemicals that evaporate from the water and cause indoor air quality problems.
    RWIs include a wide variety of infections, such as gastrointestinal, skin, ear, respiratory, eye, neurologic, and wound infections. The most commonly reported RWI is diarrhea. Diarrheal illnesses are caused by germs such as Crypto (short for Cryptosporidium), Giardia, Shigella, norovirus and E. coli O157:H7. With RWI outbreaks on the rise, swimmers need to take an active role in helping to protect themselves and prevent the spread of germs. It is important for swimmers to learn the basic facts about RWIs so they can keep themselves and their family healthy every time they swim.”

    You’re not 5 years old anymore. Do something better with your free time guy….

    • PTC People
      PTC People on February 1, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      Al, lol. Thanks for the info on RWI. Loved your comment!



    • Shawn Blessitt on February 1, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      al in all honesty it may have been there by accident or because they didn’t want it but it still remains I think its why there were next to no fish in the lake because of trash or just no stocking of fish happened. but this post isn’t here for you to be rude to anyone. I enjoyed my7 to 8 years I spent in peachtree city with or without the lake. ive swam in it and im not sick so please be nice and if you don’t have any thing positive to say don’t say any thing at all. thank you

    • K on February 1, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      Sounds like someone is a germaphobe and doesn’t understand that all that stuff being dumped into the water is the cause of the things he complains about… I’m willing to bet Al is the type of person to pour oil down drains and sewers and then fuss at people for actually going outside and enjoying a day on the water he helped to pollute.

    • TJ on February 1, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      Haha troll telling you that you are wasting your time? How ironic!

  13. Cindy Merrifield on February 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    It is amazing the things that people lose in the lake. I bet if you kept looking you could find a lot more.

  14. Kaitlyn on February 1, 2014 at 3:57 am

    What Kris said!

  15. Kris Green on February 1, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Those were the weights we tied to the competition’s boat during the dragon boat races! Did I say that out loud…. Cool post!

  16. Laurel Clarke on January 31, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Jocelyn I think you could refurbish the crates but not so much the flower pot. I want to get all those fishing lures!

  17. Jocelyn Merkley on January 31, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Wow, good finds Garret! I wanna go out and get those crates and the cute flower pot!

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