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Don Carter State Park Lake
Don Carter State Park PlaygroundLocated on the shores of Lake Sydney Lanier, this scenic park is 1,316 acres. See amenities below.

Camping: The RV camping area which can handle the largest RVs comfortably. Power (30amp) and water make this an ideal spot to park your RV any month of the year. The location will provide DTV TV from almost every Atlanta TV station because the campground is on a hill for those who have DTV TV systems. This is not provided by the park.

Tent campers have special facilities for campers which include fish cleaning stations (don't see many of these), restrooms with showers and hiking access to the rest of the park.

Lake Lanier: There is a nice lake beach and two boat launch facilities into Lake Lanier. One for the public and one for the cottage residents staying at the park. Boat ramps include docks for loading, play areas and restrooms. There is a Handicap Accessible Dock. Visitors to the gated cottage area also have a boat ramp with parking for trailers.

Don Carter State Park Picnic PavilionPlay Areas: There are several unique play areas spread throughout the park. They are sure to be a delight for children. Parents can sit on the comfortable benches and relax while their children are having a great time.

ADA Accessible: Most areas are wheelchair enabled. A fishing pier into Lake Sydney Lanier provides comfortable access to everyone, including wheelchairs. Paved surfaces allow everyone to enjoy all the park offers.

Future Amenities: Plans are to include an equestrian center for horse lovers in the near future as part of one of three phases that will open over the next few months. This facility has been long sought after in this area of Georgia and will be greatly appreciated.

See a detailed list of park amenities below.

See the video at the bottom of this page for the first look of Don Carter State Park.
Scenic hiking area for everyone - ADA accessible
Park Amenities
Enjoy fishing, boating, lake swimming, hiking, biking, picnicking and so much more!

Park Facility AmenitiesBullet1,316 Acres Bullet38,000-Acre Lake Lanier with beach swimming areas, changing area and showers BulletGated cottage area with private boat ramp, trailer parking area, dock, play area and picnic facilities with grills Bullet8 Cottages ($110-$160) -- still under construction - Cottage #1 is dog friendly ($45 fee per dog, two dog max) - Cottage #3 is ADA Bullet46 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites - RV campsites with full hookups (water/electricity 30amp service) ($25-$29) -- walk-in only, no reservations yet Bullet12 Walk-in Tent Sites ($15) -- walk-in only, no reservations yet BulletCamping fire rings, tables and lantern poles BulletMany campsites and cottages have lake views Bullet4 Group Picnic Shelters ($45) BulletPlayground BulletMultiple large play areas BulletHandicap Accessible Dock and fishing areas BulletHandicap Accessible trails BulletBoat ramp parking BulletFishing Ramps and Docks BulletFish-cleaning station with water and garbage Bullet1.5-mile paved multi-use trail and 2-mile hiking trail BulletPlenty of parking throughout park
Don Carter State Park Picnic Pavilion
Group facilities at Don Carter State Park
Refresh yourself at the sandy lake beach.
Have fun at this wonderful group area.
ADA dock at Don Carter State Park
Video of Unicoi State Park
Take a view of the fabulous facilites and scenery at Don Carter State Park - Georgia's newest state park. Opening on Monday, July 15, 2013, this first look video provides an idea of the new features that will be available. This advanced look was made even while final construction was taking place.
Hours and Fees
Park Hours - Open at 8 am - 5 pm - Park Hours - 7 am - 10 pm - $5 Parking Fee.
Contact, Address and Driving Directions Info
Park Phone: 706-878-4726 - Address: Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd., Gainesville GA 30506 - GPS Coordinates: N 34.3876220 | W -83.7464620
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