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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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Cottages are Amazing

Have been to The cottages at this park several times over the past few years and they are still... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Luv2Travel32699
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Great new State park on Lake Lanier

Park is only two years old. Lots of camp sites for all types of campers. Big park, so we rented... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Qinga
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Gainesville, Georgia
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Georgia State Park offering camping, cottages, hiking, kayaking and fishing.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beach area” (13 reviews)
“boat ramp” (9 reviews)
“lake lanier” (20 reviews)
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LOCATION
5000 N Browning Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506-3327
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+1 678-450-7726
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"beach area"
in 13 reviews
"boat ramp"
in 9 reviews
"lake lanier"
in 20 reviews
"visitor center"
in 5 reviews
"primitive camping"
in 4 reviews
"family reunion"
in 4 reviews
"dump station"
in 3 reviews
"get away"
in 5 reviews
"fishing pier"
in 3 reviews
"horse trails"
in 2 reviews
"nice area"
in 2 reviews
"place to stay"
in 2 reviews
"warmer months"
in 2 reviews
"cove trail"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 2 reviews
"bit out of the way"
in 2 reviews
"only draw back"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Luv2Travel32699
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Qinga
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome State Park.. only a couple of years old.. very clean and the Pavilion’s are great with big grills with them

Thank hvernon66
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lakefront campsite that was so gorgeous in the evenings! Campground hosts were so friendly and accommodating to us tent campers braving the cold. Dog friendly trails. We would love to return in the warmer months and use our kayaks on the small...More

Thank lrbake33
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for the beach and swimming on the lake. It was a nice afternoon, and we enjoyed the spaciousness of the sandy beach area. Most impressive were the gazebo and facilities. Clean, new, and very nicely done. The parking lot and accessible walking...More

1  Thank Robin G
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Outstanding place , restrooms were ALWAYS clean, great and helpful staff , Only draw back is no close store so make sure you take everything with you , We enjoyed our site very much !!! We will return for another stay !!!!

Thank gafffremd
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Very clean, easy to park travel trailer or an RV. Plenty of showers. Tent pads also. Dump station, campfire wood available and some toiletries at the campground office.

Thank Brian N
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This review is mostly for the camping at Don Carter. Over all it’s a great park for hiking, swimming and fishing, the camping is a little different then most of GA’s state parks. The campground is like a mini resort, all sites are paved, all...More

4  Thank Fulltimevagabonds
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

This is a very quiet and secluded park with wonderful walking trails and a small beach. Most trails are paved and well kept. They are continually upgrading all the facilities. This is ideal for walking for weight loss or taking yours dogs out for a...More

3  Thank Reesa D
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We went camping here for the night. The sites were spacious, but laid out a little weird. We also went paddleboarding which was fun, but my board had a hole in it so it got really waterlogged. It’s not the best kept up park, but...More

1  Thank MaryClare P
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hwhitaker92
7 July 2018|
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Response from Reesa D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, during the summer.
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Stephanie S
14 June 2017|
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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.
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Elizabeth H
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)
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