Don Carter State Park
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Location
Address: 500 North Browning Bridge Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30506
GPS: 34.387537, -83.746397
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Local Directions: Located northeast of Gainesville, on the north side of the lake. From Clarks Bridge Road, go south on N. Browning Bridge Road. At the “Y,” take the left fork and continue for one-half mile to the park entrance.

Contact Information
Local Phone: 1-678-450-7726
Website: http://gastateparks.org/DonCar...

Open
All year

  Sites
44 RV Sites, 56 Tent Sites, 44 50 Amps, 44 Electric and Water, 12 No Hookup, 22 Pull Thru

Rentals
8 Cabins / Cottages

Rates
Daily Rates: $20.00 - $250.00

Facilities & Services
Bathhouse / Restrooms, Dump Station, Hot Showers, Laundry

Recreation
Biking, Boat Ramp, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Playground, Swimming

Policies
Pets Welcome

Restrictions
Max RV Length 50 ft
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Electric and Water (44)No Hookup (12)
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Awesome Campground!
PopUpMan
Bronze
August 20, 2013
I recently spent two nights camping at Georgia's newest State Park and first on Lake Lanier, Don Carter State Park. I think the state did a great job in getting this park built.

Each site offers 20-30-50 amp electrical, water, cable, grey water dump, lantern post, picnic table, and fire ring.

The CG has two bathhouses with hot showers and flush toilets. There is also a RV dump station.

First off... the campground is on a bluff above the lake. The lake is not accessible from the campground. I do not see this as a problem as the park offers other areas to access the lake (w/ boat ramps and a swimming beach).

The CG is split into 2 loops with 20 or so sites on each loop. Some sites are single, others double, triple and quadruple up, meaning there are some sites that are 2-4 deep from the road. They still offer a modicum of privacy, though. All the sites are paved, but were not leveled. No big deal. The fire ring, lantern post and picnic table are located on gravel. The gravel portion of the sites are not really big enough for larger tents. The CG does offer a primitive walk-in tent/hammock CG as well.

All the staff I encountered were extremely friendly and helpful.

Being as this CG is an hour's drive north of Atlanta and on Lake Lanier, I suspect this will turn into a very popular camping destination.

We stayed here in a Popup Trailer.
 
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