Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Don Carter State Park

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Don Carter is Georgia’s newest state park, as well as the first state park on 38,000-acre Lake Lanier. Situated on the north end of the reservoir, the park offers outstanding recreation for water lovers.  Guests can stay cool at a large, sand swimming beach with bath house. Boat ramps provide quick access to the lake, while a multi-use trail welcomes hikers and bikers to explore the hardwood forest.

This new park offers several choices for overnight getaways as well. Two-bedroom cabins are perched on wooded hillsides near the lake. One campground is designed specifically for RVs, while another primitive camping area is just for tents and hammocks. The campground and cottage loop is gated, providing access to overnight guests.

The park is named in honor of real-estate executive Don Carter who served on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources board for 29 years and worked to establish Lake Lanier’s first state park.

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Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.3876220 | W -83.7464620

Located northeast of Gainesville, on the north side of the lake. From Clarks Bridge Road, go south on N. Browning Bridge Road. At the “Y,” take the left fork and continue for one-half mile to the park entrance.

Address
5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd.
Gainesville, GA United States 30506
Hall County
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Phone
678-450-7726

Trick or Treat
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Don Carter State Park
Registered overnight guest are invited to participate in Trick or Treating on Saturday night in the RV Campground and Cottage loops. Guest must request participation Jack-O-Lantern card upon check-in to display at their site. Overnight guest(s) only...  No fee to participate. $10 for 80-piece bag of prepackaged candy, until supplies run out. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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