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Contact Carters Lake at:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Carters Lake

975 Powerhouse Rd.

Chatsworth GA 30705

Phone: (706) 334-2248

Carters Lake embraces a spectacular tract of foothills scenery in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. Its sparkling waters and rugged shoreline provide a beautiful surrounding for a variety of recreational opportunities which include camping, fishing, picnicking, boatingmountain biking and hunting.

Carters Lake has 3200 surface acres

Carters Lake is more than 450 feet deep

Carters Dam is the tallest earthen dam east of Mississippi river

Carters Lake shoreline has no private docks or development along 62 miles of natural shoreline 

The lake is named after Farrish Carter who owned property nearby in the 1800's




Click here for a Virtual Tour of Carters Lake

Boat ramps open year-round at Damsite, Doll Mountain, Woodring Branch, Ridgeway and the Reregulation Pool

Primitive camping open year-round at Woodring Branch and boat-in campsites

Woodring Branch and Doll Mountain Campgrounds reopen on Friday April 1, 2016 - Make reservations now 180 days in advance at

Harris Branch beach and campground reopens on May 6, 2016

For current lake information phone (706) 334-2248

Questions about recreation at Carters Lake - click on the ask a Park Ranger a question link on the right side of this page