July 20, 2024

Go to the Beach at Don Carter State Park!

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Go to the Beach! Head North to Don Carter State Park in Gainesville, Georgia!

Missing the beach? Discover Don Carter State Park in Gainesville, Georgia—the only state park on the vast 38,000-acre Lake Lanier.

Situated on the lake’s north end, the park offers a variety of recreational activities perfect for water lovers. With boat ramps providing quick access to the lake and the Chattahoochee River, and a large, sandy swimming beach complete with a bathhouse, staying cool and having fun is a breeze. Bring towels and a fun inflatable to relax in.

KAYAK: A beautiful place to kayak. You can rent kayaks from the park office open daily 8 am-5 pm at Don Carter State Park

HIKE or BIKE: For those who enjoy hiking and biking, a multi-use trail winds through the beautiful hardwood forest, offering a scenic adventure.

CAMP: Overnight visitors have several lodging options, including two-bedroom cabins on wooded hillsides near the lake, an RV campground, and a primitive camping area for tents and hammocks. The gated campground and cottage loop ensure a secure and peaceful stay for guests.

HOURS: The park is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., with the office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FEE: Parking is affordable at just $5 per vehicle, with annual passes available for frequent visitors.

Whether you’re looking for a day trip or an overnight getaway, Don Carter State Park offers a delightful and accessible “beach experience” right in Gainesville, Georgia.

LOCATION: Don Cater State Park, 5000 North Browning Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506 (Hall County)
NOTE: Don Cater State Park is located 32 miles North of the Mall of Georgia

PHONE: Park 678-450-7726 // Reservations 800-864-7275

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