Don Carter

State Park - Georgia

Don Carter is the only state park on 38,000-acre Lake Lanier. Situated on the north end of the reservoir, the park offers outstanding recreation for water lovers. Boat ramps provide quick access to the lake and Chattahoochee River, while a multi-use trail welcomes hikers and bikers to explore the hardwood forest. Guests can stay cool at a large, sand swimming beach with bath house.

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Visitor Map of Don Carter State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.Don Carter - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Don Carter State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the Blue Ridge Ranger District of Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest (NF) in Georgia. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Chattahoochee-Oconee MVUM - Blue Ridge 2020

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the Blue Ridge Ranger District of Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest (NF) in Georgia. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the Chattooga River Ranger District of Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest (NF) in Georgia. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Chattahoochee-Oconee MVUM - Chattooga River 2020

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the Chattooga River Ranger District of Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest (NF) in Georgia. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Statewide Bike Map of Georgia. Published by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).Georgia State - Georgia Bike Map

Statewide Bike Map of Georgia. Published by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).

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Trails Map of Don Carter State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.Don Carter - Trails Map

Trails Map of Don Carter State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Brochure of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.Georgia State Parks - Parks Brochure

Brochure of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Don Carter SP https://gastateparks.org/DonCarter Don Carter is the only state park on 38,000-acre Lake Lanier. Situated on the north end of the reservoir, the park offers outstanding recreation for water lovers. Boat ramps provide quick access to the lake and Chattahoochee River, while a multi-use trail welcomes hikers and bikers to explore the hardwood forest. Guests can stay cool at a large, sand swimming beach with bath house.
Don Carter State Park Trail Map 5000 N Browning Bridge Road • Gainesville, GA 30506 • 678-450-7726 • Reservations: 1-800-864-7275 • GaStateParks.org #2 ma p) et ins Equestri p #2 Wa te il ra T r i 3m ~ ( 3 ria il Lost C ov eW at e ap in r Eque s Spur trian #1 llel T ra Tr ail Huckleberry Trail Ter rail ve T Co B12 k rloo Ove rail T nL oop #3 nn Co Para B1 Hik ing C onn ect or # 1 in Hik H ik gL p oo Hiking Loop #2 dl a n d Tr l ai r ate eW ov oo 1 oo st L ter B3 W B9 #4 oop nL B2 W o od l and T r ail p# Loo p ue C Dog 1.0 Eq op k Inn e r Lo e e Cr Dog Creek Oute r L stri a n Eque r Tr ail B10 in g C o nnector # 2 #1 Private i Hik ng op Lo #3 #4 B15 oo oo p B16 ng L Ta ale Wh ail r Tr e t a il W Tr ail B14 L ing k i H B11 2 p# W ate r B13 Hik i B17 nd t Isl a Fla 0.75 n g Do 1 or # ect B8 Equestri a Paddle Ramp Parking Restroom Scenic Lookout Trailhead (long hikes) Visitors Center n Equ e s t r i a 0.5 nd Fla t I s l a n nector # B5 oo p B# tri a B6 Creek Ou Dog B4 Symbols Beach Boat Ramp Bridge Number Farm Gate Tie Line Courtesy Dock U Conna m ed n ector Lo o B7 estrian C Equ o Dog Cove Paddle Trail Flat Island Paddle Trail Lost Cove Paddle Trail Whale Tail Paddle Trail Dog Creek Inner Loop Dog Creek Outer Loop Hiking Connector #1 Hiking Connector #2 Hiking Loop #1 Hiking Loop #2 Hiking Loop #3 Hiking Loop #4 Whale Tail Hiking Trail t or Eques C an c ne on Water Trails - Dash/Double-Dot Line Long Hiking Trails - Dash Line 0.25 State Park Huckleberry Trail Overlook Trail Parallel Trail Terrapin Cove Trail Woodland Trail Equestrian Connector #1 Equestrian Connector #2 Equestrian Connector #3 Equestrian Loop #1 Equestrian Loop #2 Equestrian Loop #3 Equestrian Loop #4 Equestrian Spur #1 Dog Creek Inner Loop Dog Creek Outer Loop 0 miles (approx.) Don Carter Short Hiking Trails - Dash/Dot Line Equestrian Trails - Solid Line ,s ee L EGE N D B18 ur Sp l i Ta le a Wh D W og at C er ov Tr e ail Lo Wa st C ter ove Tra il This is a mixed-use trail for both hikers & equestrians (no bicycles permitted). Observe proper etiquette. Blazing: Purple rectangle. Two bridges (B4 & B5). Junctions with: Dog Creek Inner Loop & the following trails, which are for riders only: Equestrian Connector #1; Equestrian Loop #2, & Equestrian Loop #4. Easy to moderate - Natural surface - About 0.8 miles This trail crosses North Browning Bridge Road. Use caution. Blazing: Green rectangle. No bridges. Connects the parking lot to Hiking Connector #1 & Hiking Loop #1. Equestri tri Travel upstream to the most northern island in Lake Lanier. See rocky bluffs, reedy shoreline & explore 1-mile Flat Creek B4 near the northern end. Woodland Loop (Hiking) ADA-accessible & open to bicycles & strollers. Blazing: Green rectangle. Parking near the Beach/Picnic Area. Junctions with Parallel Trail & Dog Creek trails (which are mixed-use). Access to “walk-in” campsites. Signs will warn of the only steep grade on this route. Blazing: Yellow diamond. One bridge (B1). Access to North Browning Bridge Road. Junctions with Equestrian Spur #1 & Equestrian Connector #1. Equestrian Loop #2 Easy - Natural surface - About 2 miles Equestrian Loop #4 Easy to moderate - Natural surface - About 1.6 miles Blazing: Pink diamond. Two bridges (B8 & B9). Junctions with Equestrian Loop #2, Equestrian Loop #3 & Dog Creek Outer Loop. Includes a ‘short-cut,’ bypassing a loop along the northern peninsula. Equestrian Spur #1 Easy - Natural surface - About 0.2 miles Blazing: Blue diamond. Gentle slope. No bridges. Connects the parking lot to both Equestrian Loop #1 & Equestrian Connector #1 (also blazed in blue diamonds). nn Co Eque s Spur trian #1 $ Pay Station Hiking Loop #4 Tie Line Moderately strenuous - Natural surface - About 1.9 miles Hik ing C Kayak Shack Blazing: Blue rectangles. Four bridges (B14, B15, B16, & B17). Junctions with Hiking Loop #2 & the Whale Tail Spur. Includes views of the lake. No Motor Boats B12 AquaCycle Rental / Concessions Parking Whale Tail Spur (Hiking) Moderate - Natural surface - About 1.2 miles Picnic Shelter Blazing: Silver rectangles. Two bridges (B17 & B18 ). Junctions with Hiking Loop #4. Views of the lake & access to a paddle boat ramp. Playground H Rest room iking Loo p #2 SHORT HIKING TRAILS Trailhead (long hikes) Huckleberry Loop (Hiking) ok o l r e Ov rail T B# Blazing: White rectangle. Parking available at the upper end of the North Boat Ramp (furthest from the water). The Huckleberry Trail begins as a spur, then divides to form a loop. You may hike in either direction for views of the lake. Return back to the spur for views of the Beach Cove. The trail is named after the native Georgia huckleberries, which are related to blueberries. Bridge (numbered) B13 B14 Parallel Trail (Hiking) Easy - Paved - About 0.5 miles B15 Blazing: Purple rectangle. Connects Terrapin Cove Trail to
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