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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.

Upcoming Events
Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Get Outdoors Georgia
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Sep 2, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
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Night Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 8 PM
Friday, Sep 30, 2016 8 PM
Introduction to Kayaking
Get Outdoors Georgia
Friday, Sep 9, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Volunteer Work Day
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 9 AM
Dog Creek Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 10 AM
Almost Full Moon Paddle
Get Outdoors Georgia
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Dendrology Scavenger Hunt
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 10 AM
Lake Lanier Shore Sweep - Your State Parks Day
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 8 AM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 12 PM