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Don Carter State Park

 
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"The Chattahoochee River, flowing from the north Georgia Mountains, meets Lake Lanier at Don Carter State Park, creating a unique opportunity for recreation and outdoor appreciation on the northern edge of metro-Atlanta."

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.

Dendrology Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM

Let’s go Birdwatching (Silver in the park - ages 50+)
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Huckleberry Loop Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM

Night Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8:30 PM

CSI Goes Wild
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 6:30 PM

Hike with the Ranger (Silver in the Park - ages 50+)
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Meet a Georgia Forester
Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 6:30 PM

Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 9 AM

Flat Creek Adventure - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM

Fishing at the Lake (Silver in the Park - ages 50+)
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Monday, Jun 20, 2016 9 AM - 2 PM
Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 9 AM - 2 PM
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 9 AM - 2 PM
Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 9 AM - 2 PM

Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Monday, Jun 27, 2016 9 AM - 2 PM
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 9 AM - 2 PM
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 9 AM - 2 PM
Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 9 AM - 2 PM

Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 12 PM




Address
5000 North Browning Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30506

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.



Phone
(678) 450-7726

 
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