Starr’s Mill clean-up days spiff up Fayette landmark

Steve Rapson, Fayette County Administrator, Lee Pope, Fayette County Water System director, and Dana Scott, president, Fayette Photographic Society.

Starr’s Mill clean-up days spiff up Fayette landmark

One of the most photographed spots in Fayette County shines anew in this shot from Randy Johnson of the Fayette Photographic Society.

Volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of Fayette County, Fayette Photographic Society and others pitched in with the Fayette County Water System to clean up Starr’s Mill earlier in May.

Months of meetings and planning went into the FCWS’s efforts to see the 17 acres that make up the Starr’s Mill property become as attractive, safe and inviting as possible for the community to enjoy.

Jerry Peterson, of the Southern Conservation Trust, shows a map of the area. Photo/Randy Johnson.
Jerry Peterson, of the Southern Conservation Trust, shows a map of the area. Photo/Randy Johnson.

In addition to Starr’s Mill, the FCWS operates three lakes that are open to the public. Lake Kedron and Lake McIntosh in Peachtree City, and Lake Horton in south Fayette County. All four are open to fishing.

Sailboats, rowboats and electric motors are allowed at Lake Kedron, Lake Horton, and Lake McIntosh. Hydrocarbon or alcohol-fueled power boats or other vessels so powered are prohibited.

The lakes are open from 6:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. EDT. Anyone fishing or boating must comply with all DNR rules and regulations. No swimming, skiing, scuba diving or other bodily contact with the water is allowed. Docks and boat ramps are available at Lake Horton, Lake McIntosh and Lake Kedron. Lake Horton and Lake McIntosh have walking trails. Starr’s Mill has picnic tables available.