Northbank Day Use Area Shelter

Carters Lake

Northbank 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. Norhtbank provides an excellent view of both Carters Lake and the ReReg Lake from its location on top of Carters Dam.

Northbank Day Use Area provides visitors with panoramic views of Carters Lake along with ample picnic sites, restrooms, a playground, volleyball court, basketball court and horseshoe pits. The large shelter (CL-13) seating capacity is 100 people maximum and parking capacity of 50 vehicles. The small shelter (CL-9) 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. Boaters visit Carters Lake to enjoy its solitude and scenic beauty.

Nearby Attractions

The Cities of Ellijay and Chatsworth are about 30 minutes away offering restaurants, grocery stores and fuel, along with other amenities.


Northbank provides multiple recreation opportunities including fishing, hiking trails, basketball, volleyball and sightseeing.

Changes & Cancellations

Please review the rules and reservation policies 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 approximately 2 miles; turn left onto Carters Dam Road; continue almost 2 miles and proceed straight into Northbank Day Use Area.

2800 Carters Dam Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705

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