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Don Carter State Park

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Admission Fee

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Other Link Don Carter State Park website


  1. Boat ramp
  2. Courtesy dock
  3. Fishing
  4. Grill
  5. Parking
  6. Pavilion
  7. Picnic areas
  8. Picnic shelters
  9. Picnic tables
  10. Playground
  11. Public beach
  12. Restrooms
  13. Security
  14. Trails - canoe/kayak water trail
  15. Trails - equestrian
  16. Trails - hiking
  17. Trails - mountain biking
  18. Trails - walking

Don Carter State Park

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 1,316-acre 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. Private boats may dock at the park's dock.

A series of multi-use trails welcome hikers, bikers and equestrian riders to explore the hardwood forest.


8 cottages, 46 RV campsites and 12 primitive backcountry campsites available


4 picnic shelters and 10 picnic sites


Kayak, stand-up paddleboard and aquacycle rentals (seasonal)