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 2020

Please join us for the 14th Annual Statewide Georgia Department of Natural Resources Equestrian Workday on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 9:30 am.

Help show GA DNR personnel how much we appreciate and need these safe places to ride and camp with our horses.

You must sign up in advance so that we have an accurate count for lunch and can plan tasks for the day. Lunch and drinks will be provided for those who sign up. Please bring tools such as shovels, gloves, pruners, etc. 

Contact Steven Emery - 678-450-7726 -


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