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 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 welcome hikers and bikers to explore the hardwood forest. This new park offers several choices for overnight getaways as well. Two-bedroom cabins will open soon and 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 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.

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Equestrian Work Day - Don Carter

Sponsored by the Georgia Equestrian Trail Riders in partnership with Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, the 13th Annual Statewide Equestrian Workday will be held at equestrian sites around the state on Saturday, March 9, 2019.  

This is a rain or shine event.  Please sign up in advance using the contact listed below.  Lunch and drinks will be provided to those who sign up in advance.  Please sign up by March 3 so we can plan for food.

Please bring tools such as shovels, gloves, pruners, etc.

To sign up for this event at Don Carter, contact Steven Emery at 706.244.2076 or steven.emery@dnr.ga.gov.

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