Carters Lake Campground, Oakman, GA

Carters Lake Boat in/Hike in Campground


  • 12 Lakeside campsites
  • Firerings
  • Grills
  • Picnic Tables
  • Tent pads
  • Lantern posts
  • Trash cans
  • $5 parking fee
  • Open year round

Carters Lake Campground

This is a spectacular place to get away and relax in a beautiful lake setting. Carters Lake Campground offers 12 lakeside campsites, all with a grand view of Georgia’s deepest lake. With 3,200 acres and 62 miles of shoreline to explore, Carters Lake will definitely keep a kayaker or canoeist busy for days. No need to worry about private property, because the lake is owned by the Army Corps Of Engineers, there are no private residences on the shores of this lake.

Hike in 2 miles via Amadahy Trail or launch your boat from the public boat ramp just down the road from Woodring Campground. The campsites are free, but there is a $5 per day fee for parking and use of the boat ramp. Don’t forget to bring your fishing pole, because Carters Lake is full of a variety of game and panfish.

With each of the 12 campsites offering amenities such as fire rings, grills, tent pads, lantern posts, picnic tables and trash cans, feel free to bring even the pickiest of campers.

The campground is clean and well maintained by a crew that comes out twice a week (“sometimes more if they’re bored”)to empty the trash cans, clean and stock the outhouses, and do general maintenance.

Carters Lake is truly one of North Georgia’s lesser know jewels. If you haven’t been, you should definitely put it on your list of must visit places.


Click on the pin for directions to Woodring Campground. Go past Woodring until you come to the boat ramp.

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