Walkin #6 - Member Hike

Hike Name: Walkin #6
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Gainesville
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: From Gainesville, GA:
Take GA-284 N/Clarks Bridge Rd for 11.0 miles
Then GA-284 N/Clarks Bridge Rd and N Browning Bridge Rd for 10.7 miles
And State Hwy 11 N and GA-284 N for 11.4 miles to the park
Total Hike Distance: 0.60 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Permit Required: Yes
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Walkin Parking Area
Trails Used: Walkin Campsite Trail 1-7
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: State Park Service
Contact Information: Don Carter State Park
5000 North Browning Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30506
Hall County
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: Don Carter is Georgia’s newest state park, as well as the first state park on 38,000 acre Lake Lanier. Situated on the north end of the reservoir, the park offers outstanding recreation for water lovers. Guests can stay cool at a large, sand swimming beach with bath house. Boat ramps provide quick access to the lake, while a multi-use trail welcomes hikers and bikers to explore the hardwood forest.

This short hike takes you 0.3 miles in to Walkin Campsite #6 where we camped for the night. Three are 7 walkin campsites on this section of trail and all are within a short 10 minute walk to the beach area on Lake Lanier where there are restrooms. There are also a number of other hiking trails in the park that are worth checking out.




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