Woodring Day Use Area Shelter

Carters Lake

Woodring Day Use Area is located in the North Georgia Mountains about 70 miles north of Atlanta on Carters Lake. The sparkling waters and rugged shoreline provide a beautiful surrounding for a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including camping, hiking, boating, mountain biking, fishing, hunting and picnicking.

Woodring Day Use Area provides boaters with a launch ramp with two lanes and courtesy dock. The area also provides ample picnic sites and restrooms. The shelter (CL-11) seating capacity is 50 people maximum and parking capacity of 25 vehicles.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Carters Lake embraces a spectacular tract of foothills scenery in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. It covers 3,200 surface acres and has 62 miles of undeveloped shoreline.

Nearby Attractions

The City of Ellijay is about 30 minutes away, offering restaurants, grocery stores and fuel, along with other amenities.


Boaters visit Carters Lake to enjoy its solitude and scenic beauty. Whether in a powerboat or sailboat on the open water or paddling along the shoreline in a canoe, Carters Lake offers enjoyable boating experiences for everyone.   

Fishing is a popular activity on the lake. Major species include bass (largemouth, smallmouth, hybrid, striped and spotted) crappie, walleye, bream and catfish. 

Hikers come to take advantage of the Amadahy and the Oak Ridge hiking trails that are both located along Woodring Branch Rd.  

Picnickers have several tables to choose from in the Day Use area, each with a stationary grill. There is one large picnic shelter available to rent on this website. 

Camping is available in the nearby Woodring Branch campground that boasts electricity hookups for RVs. There is also a primitive campgound for tent camping and a boat-in campground for the adventurous. 

Changes & Cancellations

Please review the rules and reservation policies link at the bottom of the page.

Contact Information


975 Powerhouse Road Chatsworth GA 30705

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 706-334-2248

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Atlanta: Take Interstate 75 North until Exit 293, turn right onto Georgia Highway 411 North, travel approximately 30 miles; take a right onto Georgia Highway 136 East; proceed across railroad tracks; turn left onto Old Highway 411 North, continue approximately six (6) miles and turn right onto Highway 76, travel approximately 3.5 miles and turn right onto Woodring Branch Road; proceed almost five (5) miles and continue straight into Woodring Branch Day Use Area.


5600 Woodring Branch Road

Ellijay, GA 30540

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