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Place Category: PLAY Attractions, PLAY Beaches, Parks, and Picnics, PLAY Boating & Marinas, STAY Camping, PLAY Family Fun, PLAY Fishing, PLAY Fun for Kids, STAY Lake Houses & Cabins, PLAY On the Lake, PLAY Parks & Trails, PLAY Horseback Riding, and PLAY Parks on the Water
Take in the sights and sounds of your surroundings – Gainesville
Don Carter is Georgia’s newest state park, as well as the first state park on 38,000-acre Lake Lanier. Situated on the north end of the reservoir, the park offers outstanding recreation for water lovers. Guests can stay cool at a large, sand swimming beach with a bathhouse. Boat ramps provide quick access to the lake, while a multi-use trail welcomes hikers and bikers to explore the hardwood forest.
This new park offers several choices for overnight getaways as well. Two-bedroom cabins are perched on wooded hillsides near the lake. One campground is designed specifically for RVs, while another primitive camping area is just for tents and hammocks.
The campground and cottage loop is gated, providing access to overnight guests.
The park now offers over 12 miles of horseback riding trails as well.