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Don Carter State Park

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LOVED this park!

We recently purchased a RV and our first stay was at Don Carter over Labor Day weekend. It was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Atlanta, Georgia
Great state park on Lake Lanier

We have visited Don Carter State park several times over the past year - most recently late fall... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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“beach area”(13 reviews)
“boat ramp”(9 reviews)
“lake lanier”(21 reviews)
Georgia State Park offering camping, cottages, hiking, kayaking and fishing.
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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

We recently purchased a RV and our first stay was at Don Carter over Labor Day weekend. It was wonderful. We took our own kayaks, but they do have some you can rent. 2 places where you can get into Lake Lanier, with boat parking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EHWall
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have visited Don Carter State park several times over the past year - most recently late fall. We enjoy the hiking trails and, in the summer, the beach is always busy. Very convenient park for us as we live in Hall County. Thanks to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 991maryal
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful campground. Close to interesting day trips. Campground is clean, sites level, and have a nice picnic table area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sherrell G
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

The park seems well-maintained and they allow dogs but we were disappointed by the trails and the fact that we couldn't take our dog on the beach. I'm sure there's a reason but we always visit parks with our dog and won't go back if...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 18 September 2018

I love Don Carter! It is a hidden gem in Hall County. We enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking, swimming, and geocaching! My only complaint would be the location and size of the bathrooms. Sometimes it is a little walk to get there. Check it out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank emilyvhouse
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

It's a nice place to relax and enjoy the water. Nice walking trails. Would we nice also in the fall when leaves are turning.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cricket2017
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We RV camped with another couple loved the park. Lots of wildlife and beauty surround. The biggest flaw at this campground is that they don’t have a reservation system for RV sites. It is first come first serve and people come before 1pm check in,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank trojanbama5
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We loved this small park and our site! The employees in the office on our arrival were friendly and informative. The park was well maintained and extremely quiet. Bathhouse/restrooms were very clean each time we visited. Some sites were more spacious than others and some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank debba321
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Have been to The cottages at this park several times over the past few years and they are still amazing. So clean and the space is great. Plenty of room to cook if you want and the kitchen table is a perfect gathering space. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Luv2Travel32699
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Park is only two years old. Lots of camp sites for all types of campers. Big park, so we rented golf carts from Lanier Carts I Gainesville, they deliver and pick up for no additional charge. Beach is very nice but lake was over full...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Qinga
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24 August 2018|
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Response from lrbake33 | Reviewed this property |
We intentionally took our pup to walk the trails!
7 July 2018|
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Response from Reesa D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, during the summer.
Stephanie S
14 June 2017|
Response from Reesa D | Reviewed this property |
We take our 2 camping and hiking. They allow dogs, so I do not think they would restrict them on the water.