Gainesville, Georgia

Don Carter state park

Gainesville, Georgia

Gainesville, Georgia
Phone: (678) 450-7726

Sites: 56
Recent Rate: $30 8/2015

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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3 Reviews

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AU Fishing

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This a new park and it will take time for the trees to grow in. Please keep in mind that even though this is a state park the park does sit on a COE lake.
The rangers and staff were pleasant, scenery was outstanding, the upper Chattahoochee had a good flow making the kayak fishing enjoyable. Plenty of things to do and see from, Cleveland, Helen, Gainesville, and Dawsonville. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Don Carter state park in a Tent Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

The dairy and creamery in Cleveland, the stores in Helen, Bass Pro Shop at sugarloof mills, lake manner, and the Chattahoochee river.





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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean & family friendly. Nice walking area with plenty of trails. Great beach area. Nice fishing spots. Very up to date & modern playground. Nice covered pavilions near the beach & playground areas. Had a good place for the kids to play & ride their bikes. The rangers often ride through to make sure things are safe. Have stayed here several times & never had any problems. Friends of GA state parks offer a discount w/free admission to all state parks for a year and free nights stay. We camped at Don Carter state park in a Travel Trailer.




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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

This park just opened this summer and we were excited to check it out. All sites are paved, no gravel, and many are pull-through. The sites are not lake front, but some are lake view. It is heavily wooded. Some of the sites I would consider "buddy sites" because they are pull-throughs with one site slightly higher on the pavement than the other, and right next to each other without much privacy. A huge plus for us was the fact that each site has a gray water "bucket' that is dug into the ground with charcoal in it (presumably to absorb smell) and you are allowed to open your gray valve and just let it drain into it. You still have to go to dump station for black water, but most campers can easily go 2 weeks or more with an on-board tank on your RV anyway. That saved me a lot of time dragging a portable tank back and forth, which I have been accustomed to with most GA state parks since most don't have gray water at each site. The park is very nice, with clean comfort stations that have drink vending machines. There is a small gift shop with overpriced items and camp supplies. 3 walking trails, the longest is 2 miles, and a short ADA paved trail that is only 300 yards long but ends with several sitting areas with swings. The beach and playground area is huge with plenty of parking and more swings. No pets on the beach, which is understandable. The beach is in a private cove area so there was little to no wake from the heavily used Lake lanier. We saw several kayakers and stand up paddleboards. Kayak rentals are coming soon according to the manager. 2 boat ramps inside the park with plenty of room to park your boat and turn around. Overall a very nice park We camped at Don Carter state park in a Travel Trailer.

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