Historic High Country / Oakman

Carters Lake

Hwy. 382
Oakman, GA 30732

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Carters Lake embraces a spectacular tract of foothills scenery in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northwest Georgia. Its sparkling waters and rugged shoreline provide a beautiful surrounding for a variety of recreational opportunities, which include camping, fishing, picnicking, boating, hikingĀ and bird watching.

Carters Lake has 3,200 surface acres and is more than 450 feet deep. Carters Dam is the tallest earthen dam east of Mississippi River. Carters Lake shoreline has no private docks or development along 62 miles of natural shoreline. The lake is named after Farrish Carter, who owned property nearby in the 1800s.

Carters Lake has a privately run, full-service marina offering boat docks, cabins rentals and boat rentals. 706-276-4891

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee $4

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch

    Lodging On Site

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    Public Restrooms

    Rentals Available

    General Information


    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Open Year 'Round

    Near Interstate Highway



    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages