An oasis of fun on the Lake
Carters Lake is a beautiful lake just south of the Cohutta Wildlife management area, and northwest of Jasper in Georgia. The United States Army Corps of Engineers manages the lake itself. There are over 3200 acres of open water, and 62 miles of untouched shoreline. Visitors can boat, fish, hunt, camp, or enjoy the day on the shores.
Carters Lake Driving Directions
To get to the lake, take I-575 North and exit at Carters Lake Exit. Another way is to take I-75 North to Exit 293 and take a right on Highway 136. If you are traveling from Tennessee, take I-75 South to exit 336. Exact latitude and longitude is 34.613365, -84687618.
There are fourteen recreation areas total at the lake. There are five day use area shelters, and thee campground sites dotted around the lake. Furthermore, there are many picnic areas dotted along the shoreline that are not listed on official lake maps.
To use the campground site and day use shelters, visit here. Your party must reserve a date and time to use the campgrounds, and a small fee must be paid. There are also fees to use the day use shelters, but no reservations are required. Age and disability discount passes are available here.
Carters Lake Marina & Resort
In addition to the United States Army Corps of Engineers areas, visitors can go to the Carters Lake Marina & Resort. The marina is located on the southwestern portion of the lake. The restaurant and general stores are open to the public.
Carters Lake Marina & Resort also offers boat rentals, cabin rentals, boat gas, docks and dry storage. Feeling hungry? Stop by the restaurant where you can order affordable lunches for the entire family with kid-friendly options on the menu.
If you forget something for your boat, need snacks, or even lake house decor, the general store is the place to go. Grab a classic Good Humor ice cream snack for the grandchildren while you are there.
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