10 Great Reasons to Plan a Visit to Don Carter State Park
Spring is here, and the cold weather is on its way out (fingers crossed)! It’s a great time to start planning an outdoor retreat to Don Carter State Park.
After many years of hard labor, Don Carter State Park was born in 2013. First conceived by Mr. Don Carter himself, the State of Georgia delivered the park to us without fanfare or complications. Now, it’s hard to remember when our idyllic park wasn’t with us.
This recreation area on Lake Lanier is in a rather remote location aside the Chattahoochee River, north of Gainesville, near Clermont, GA. Burger joints, gas stations and food markets are within ten miles, but not around the corner.
The remoteness alone is a great reason to visit Don Carter State Park, but read on for 10 more great reasons why you should plan a visit to Lanier’s only state park.
10 Great Reasons to Plan a Visit Don Carter State Park
1. Beautiful Campsites
Don Carter State Park has 64 lovely campsites. There are 44 RV sites with electricity, 8 cottages, and 12 primitive sites.
2. Wonderful Cottages
Their 2 bedroom cottages (built in 2013) have stunning lake views, rocking chair porches and individual grills.
3. Excellent Fishing & Fishing Pier
You can launch a boat, fish from the shores or cast a line from the fishing pier!
4. Gorgeous Beach
Nestled in a serene and beautiful Lake Lanier location, Don Carter’s white-sanded beach is a great spot to while away a day swimming and playing.
5. Fantastic Trails
There are nearly 4 miles of hiking and walking trails – and more to come.
6. Fun Activities for the Whole Family
You can rent kayaks, aquacycles and SUP – in season.
7. Awesome Location for a Party, Get-together and Picnic
Don Carter has 4 picnic shelters. These are close to the playgrounds and restroom facilities. One picnic shelter is right next to the beach!
8. Playgrounds That Kids Love
The playgrounds (built in 2013) are filled with equipment that kids love. They are conveniently located near picnic shelters, the beach and restroom facilities.
9. Great Programs and Events for All Ages
Don Carter has great programs and events scheduled throughout the year. Click here to see what’s currently scheduled.
10. Romantic Sunsets
If these reasons weren’t enough, Don Carter State Park offers some of the most romantic sunsets you’ll find on Lake Lanier.