Damsite Day Use Area Shelter

Carters Lake

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

Damsite Day Use Area provides boaters with a launch ramp with three lanes and courtesy dock. The area also provides ample picnic sites and restrooms.
Shelter (CL-10) seating capacity is 30 people maximum. All picnic tables/sheds/shelter are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. No reservations are necessary. All vehicles must pay a $5.00 day use pass (Card only, no cash).

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 water acres and has 62 miles of undeveloped shoreline.

Nearby Attractions

The City of Ellijay is approximately 30 minutes away, offering restaurants, grocery stores, fuel, along with other amenities. Of special note, Ellijay is known as the Apple Capital of Georgia and has several apple houses/orchards as well as a scenic downtown area with mulitiple shops in the square. 


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.

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 approximately 2 miles and turn left onto Carters Dam Road; turn right onto Marina Road; turn left onto Cove Road and enter park.

359 Cove Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705

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