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After our brief stay at Fort Yargo State Park, we were just one night shy of a free stay using the Georgia State Park Passport Program. In case you’re unfamiliar with the program, after you stay 9 nights at any Georgia State Park, you’re able to get one night free. You just need to make sure you get the stickers to add to your passport book.
Unfortunately, it was the weekend and Ft. Yargo was already booked so we decided to look further north.
RV Camping at Don Carter State Park
There were only a couple options available on such short notice and that’s when we came across Georgia’s newest state park, Don Carter State Park.
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We share our experience RV’ing at Don Carter State Park in the video below, including a drive through the campgrounds, our favorite spots, and some photos from the hiking trails.
Duckie and Kobe certainly warmed up to Don Carter State Park.
The campground itself has a lot of pull through campsites which is nice, however it does make the first couple drives through the campground quite confusing. After a couple of trips through though you should have it down.
The campsites themselves were spacious though many of them seem to be pretty close together. If we were to make the trip to Don Carter State Park again we’d try our best to get campsite #42. While spot #40 where we stayed was nice and not too claustrophobic site 42 seemed to be the most secluded while also having a lake view through the trees.
Here is our spot at #40.
Here is site #42.
There are other campsites that have better views of the lake, but our only concern with those sites was that the trailhead was in their back yards so to speak.
The lake that site 42 and the other sites have a view of is Lake Lanier, which is a popular spot in Georgia. There are multiple boat ramps located within the State Park if you’re looking to get out to do some cruising or fishing.
If you make the trip over you should have a conversation with the onsite hosts, they were both friendly and informative on the state park and the general area around it.
Overall we enjoyed our stay at Don Carter State Park, it was a good place to call home for a brief time and we even had Katie’s mom come up for a night to enjoy a good fire and the stars.
If you’ve been to Don Carter State Park we’d love to hear about your experience and if you’d head back again.
Thank you for the review. Looks beautiful!
We definitely enjoyed our stay 🙂
I am from Georgia and absolutely love the North Georgia Mountains. I live in Charlotte now but have the pleasure of visiting my daughter in Dahlonega Ga in the same vicinity you were at. Wish us luck, as of July we will be heading 2000 miles across country to live in our RV full time in Phoenix AZ. We can’t wait so thank you for all of your tips and tricks since I have subscribed to your site!
We’ve been to Dahlonega a few times and really enjoyed it, and even considered moving there at one point. How exciting that you’re going to be full timers come July! We haven’t been to Arizona yet but are really looking forward to it. We LOVE our new lifestyle and I think you will too 🙂
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