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Boaters visit Carters Lake to enjoy its solitude and scenic beauty.  Whether you're in a powerboat, sailboat, or paddling along the shoreline in a canoe, Carters Lake offers everyone an enjoyable boating experience.

Carters Lake has multiple public boat ramps for easy access.  Boat ramps are located at Damsite, Doll Mountain, Woodring Branch and Ridgeway.  The reregulation pool also has a boat launch located near the powerhouse off old Hwy 411. Lake Map  All boaters launching outside a developed campground are required to pay a $5 day use fee or purchase an annual day use pass.  No fee is required to launch at the reregulation pool ramp.


For current lake information, call
(706) 334-2248

Public boat ramps are available at the lake for easy access.  Boat ramps are located at Damsite, Doll Mountain, Woodring Branch, Ridgeway and Reregulation Pool.  Fishermen and recreation visitors may be required to pay a $5 day use fee or display an annual pass at developed recreation areas. 

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Carters Lake Marina is available to serve all your boating needs throughout the year. You can contact the Carters Lake Marina at: (706) 276-4891

When visiting Carters Lake, we recommend that you review the following safety messages for a safe and enjoyable time:
  • Be Alert to underwater hazards such as submerged stumps, logs and rocks that are present in the lake.
  • Be especially careful when approaching the shoreline because depth of water will vary from time to time and place to place. 
  • Never dive into water of unknown depth.
  • Be alert to hazards such as poisonous plants, insects and snakes that inhabit the woodlands.
  • Keep children under close supervision at all times, especially when they are in or near the water.
  • Wear life vests at all times.
  • Do not use alcohol while in, on or around the water.
  • File a trip plan with someone to let them know where you will be and when you plan to return.
  • Swim in designated swimming areas. (In all other areas except those designated "no swimming," individuals may swim at their own risk.)
  • Do not overload your boat. Remember, safe boating is not overloading.