Rent a Cabin at Don Carter State Park

10 Reasons to Plan a Visit to Don Carter State Park


According to a Facebook post from Georgia State Parks, cabins and campsites at Don Carter State Park on Lake Lanier are now open to the public and reservations are being accepted.

This surprise announcement comes after the park quietly rented the cabins on a trial run the weekend before.

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Don Carter Cabin 2Authorities tell there will be an official celebration at some point.  If we hear any news, we will let you know.

Don Carter State Park is lovely and spacious.

The beach is spectacular; the fishing pier is perfect for fishing with kids; and the boat ramps, picnic areas and playgrounds will create memories for Georgians and other folks for generations.

The delightful two-bedroom cabins have lake views, rocking chair porches and are more like rental homes than “cabins.”

Simply bring food and your personal items to enjoy a vacation at Georgia’s newest state park.

Don Carter Cabin 3Don Carter State Park is at the north end of Lake Lanier, on the Chattahoochee River.

The park is closer to Clermont than Gainesville on Clarks Bridge Road, which runs parallel to Route 129/Cleveland Highway.

The official address is 5000 N. Browning Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA, 30506.  Once you find Clarks Bridge Road, you’ll find the park and the trip will be worthwhile.


  • 1,040 acres of pleasure
  • 8 two-bedroom cottages
  • 46 tent, trailer & RV campsites
  • 12 walk-in tent sites
  • 6 picnic shelters
  • 1.5-mile paved multi-use trail
  • 2-mile hiking trail
  • Beach
  • Boat ramps
  • Bathhouse
  • Visitor Center
  • Cute critters
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Playgrounds
  • Romantic sunsets

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Robert J. Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA.
Robert has two adult daughters, seven practically perfect grandchildren and a zippy Kawasaki. Contact Robert at [email protected].

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