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Don Carter State Park

5000 N Browning Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506-3327
+1 678-450-7726
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Don Carter Kayaking weekend

We stayed in a nice spacious clean cabin ~ great place for kayaking & paddle-boarding. Some friends... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Loganville, Georgia
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Great park

This is a fairly new Park on Lake Lanier it has a very pretty setting lots of venues not crowded we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GAINESVILLE, United States
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Georgia State Park offering camping, cottages, hiking, kayaking and fishing.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beach area” (10 reviews)
“boat ramp” (8 reviews)
“camping” (24 reviews)
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5000 N Browning Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506-3327
+1 678-450-7726
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed in a nice spacious clean cabin ~ great place for kayaking & paddle-boarding. Some friends were RVing ~ great place for a friend's camping weekend

Thank LidaLud
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fairly new Park on Lake Lanier it has a very pretty setting lots of venues not crowded we had our first family reunion there bathrooms very clean all the facilities were very nice the ground for well-kept

Thank jerryhN3336NZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautifully laid out park, from teh cabins to playground and everything in between. And it's the only GA state park on a lake! Check it out!

1  Thank southernbo
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Campsite 11 and 12 have beautiful scenery the walking trails are so pretty. Terrapin Cove Trail gives you a great view of the beach and lake. You can go fishing, kayaking or paddle boat. It is a beautiful place to have a party or just...More

Thank lynn1464
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We stopped in to check out the cabins...went for a hike and decided to stay and fish. Was uncrowded, easy hiking, shaded, and had plenty of picnic spots. Plenty of open areas for us to play games as well (frisbee, cornhole...).

1  Thank Pamela A
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Great location for a party. Very clean, safe and beautiful. Restrooms, playground and pavilion with tables.

Thank Redoh
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for large campsites, good luck. This park was constructed by a company that has never camped with a decent camper. Most camper sites are too close together. If you have slides in both sides of the camper, you most likely will...More

Thank tunamarshall
Reviewed 11 March 2017

If you like to hike in the woods, without the worry of getting lost try this place. Nice area, and well kept up. Not too many tourists so quiet time to be had.

Thank M Richard M
Reviewed 6 March 2017

You can tell that the State of Georgia liked Don Carter. Everything they have at this park is top notch - maybe because it's fairly new. They are adding horse trails, too. Maybe they already have by now. Great campsites and lake access. Good playgrounds....More

Thank Rhopkins4734
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Beautiful location, really nice area, trails and wonderful cabins to rent--houses, really that are ideal for families and friends gatherings. They have primitive camping and I believe yurts! They have rental canoes in the summer months. Nice beach area and picnic areas to rent for...More

Thank pebbleskip
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Elizabeth H
What type of deer are here at Don Carter? We are from Cornelia, Georgia and they seem to be much darker in color than the ones we have in our area.
21 April 2017|
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Response from pebbleskip | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't have a clue--they were running over the roadway pretty quickly! 😊 However the park rangers in the gift shop area would most likely know--they were there and didn't run off when we approached 'them'! (Hee hee)
I was wandering if you could tell me what are the best sites at Don Carter. We plan to camp there this coming weekend but we will be arriving after dark so it may be difficult for us to tell the better sites. Being near the bathhouse is not a necessity, I would rather have a better view and large site. Thanks for your help, Tam
28 December 2015|
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Response from LC_Gainesville | Reviewed this property |
We always try and get one in 3 thru 10. The best site is #7. We got a cabin there for a big family Christmas and it w a s great. Enjoy your camping trip!