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Description - Carters Lake Project is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District. Carters Lake is one of the most scenic lakes in the Southeast. Located at the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains, its sparkling waters and rugged shoreline provide a beautiful surrounding for a variety of recreational opportunities which includes: camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, and hunting.

Attractions - Carters Lake, located in northern Georgia, features four campgrounds, day use areas, hiking and mountain biking trails, boat docks and launches in a pristine water environment that offers a beautiful backdrop for numerous recreational activities.

Recreation - Recommended activities include boating, camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, hunting, picnicking, and swimming. Other water sports and wildlife viewing are also popular.

Climate - The climate in northern Georgia is generally temperate. Short, cool winters give relief from hot summers.

Location - Carters Lake is located in northern Georgia, fifty miles outside of Atlanta, on the south end of the Blue Ridge Mountains. From North East Atlanta; I-575 North to Carters Lake Exit. Follow signs to desired project locations. From North Atlanta; I-75 North to Exit 293 then Right on Hwy 136. Follow signs to desired project locations. From Chattanooga TN. I-75 South to Exit 336.


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Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Nice pads for popups and RV's although 1/2 of the camps were using tents the night was cool enough for that and there were some good views of Carter's Lake. Nice small trip from Atlanta.


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Carters Lake, P.O. Box 96 , OAKMAN, GA, 30732-0096, Phone: 706-334-2248

Additional Information:
Georgia's Lakes and Reservoirs - Georgia's Lakes and Reservoirs range from huge reservoirs covering several thousand acres, to small lakes tucked away in the Georgia countryside.
Highlands Region - This area comprises the northern quarter of the state. Gainesville is the major city within this region. The terrain in this area is lush and mountainous.

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