Don Carter State Park

Location

5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd.
Gainesville GA 30506

Rates

  • Admission: $Call for rates
  • Parking: $5

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 7:00am - 10:00pm
  • Tuesday : 7:00am - 10:00pm
  • Wednesday : 7:00am - 10:00pm
  • Thursday : 7:00am - 10:00pm
  • Friday : 7:00am - 10:00pm
  • Saturday : 7:00am - 10:00pm
  • Sunday : 7:00am - 10:00pm

Social

Beach
picnic shelter
Cabin porch overlooking lake.
Cabin
Camping
Picnic Shelter

Don Carter is Georgia's newest state park and the first state park on 39,000-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 paved, 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 accommodates RVs, while another camping area is reserved just for tents and hammocks. 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.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Parking on Site
  • Boat Launch
  • Lodging On Site
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Public Restrooms
Near Interstate Highway
  • 985
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible (Limited)
  • Open Year 'Round
  • Pet-Friendly