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Don Carter State Park

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Camping, hiking, swimming, kayaking...all in one location!

I love Don Carter! It is a hidden gem in Hall County. We enjoy camping, hiking, fishing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gainesville, Georgia
Nice lake

It's a nice place to relax and enjoy the water. Nice walking trails. Would we nice also in the fall... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gainesville, Georgia
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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat ramp”(9 reviews)
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Georgia State Park offering camping, cottages, hiking, kayaking and fishing.
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5000 N Browning Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506-3327
+1 678-450-7726
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love Don Carter! It is a hidden gem in Hall County. We enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking, swimming, and geocaching! My only complaint would be the location and size of the bathrooms. Sometimes it is a little walk to get there. Check it out...More

Thank EVH831
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice place to relax and enjoy the water. Nice walking trails. Would we nice also in the fall when leaves are turning.

Thank cricket2017
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We RV camped with another couple loved the park. Lots of wildlife and beauty surround. The biggest flaw at this campground is that they don’t have a reservation system for RV sites. It is first come first serve and people come before 1pm check in,...More

1  Thank trojanbama5
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We loved this small park and our site! The employees in the office on our arrival were friendly and informative. The park was well maintained and extremely quiet. Bathhouse/restrooms were very clean each time we visited. Some sites were more spacious than others and some...More

Thank debba321
Reviewed July 9, 2018 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

1  Thank Luv2Travel32699
Reviewed July 9, 2018

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
Reviewed July 9, 2018 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
Reviewed June 18, 2018 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
Reviewed June 18, 2018 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
Reviewed May 13, 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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August 23, 2018|
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Response from lrbake33 | Reviewed this property |
We intentionally took our pup to walk the trails!
July 6, 2018|
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Response from Reesa D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, during the summer.
Stephanie S
June 14, 2017|
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.