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Don Carter State Park

28 Reviews

About This Campground

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 park offers outstanding recreation for water lovers. Guests can stay cool at a large, sand swimming beach with bath house. Boat ramps provide quick…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin
  • Yurts
  • Equestrian


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly


28 Reviews of Don Carter State Park

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 2
  • 1
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  • 13
Kevan  R.
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2022

Spacious Campground on Lake Lanier

A great place to camp with lots of hiking trails; there’s even a canoe trail! Campground is well maintained and bath houses are clean.

  • Driving to the campground.
SiteSite 11
Month of VisitAugust
Cameron G.
Reviewed May. 31, 2022

Annual Memorial Day Trip

We go camping every memorial day weekend and this year it was at Don Carter. We love this camp ground! Its fairly new, probably under 12 years, and everything is so clean and well taken care of. The campsites are always clean when you arrive, and the volunteers are so sweet. We love that it's on…

  • At a boat ramp throwing rocks
  • Trail behind our camper
  • Trail to park
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Month of VisitJune
LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 26, 2022

Ok, but nothing special

I might be a little spoiled after staying at places like Black Rock and Cloudland, but this park was a bit boring. Definitely not a destination park by any means, but it was clean and easy to navigate, and the little beach was nice. The walk in campsites were nice, with plenty of room for our large…

Sitewalk-in site 8-9
Month of VisitJune


Don Carter State Park is located in Georgia

Detail location of campground


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.


5000 N Browning Bridge Rd
Gainesville, GA 30506


34.3888575 N
83.74460318 W

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