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Carters Lake Marina & Resort

Carters Lake Marina & Resort

Carters Lake Boat Rentals & Lakefront Cabin Rentals in North Georgia

Carters Lake, Georgia. Cabin & Boat Rentals

Carters Lake, Georgia. Cabin & Boat Rentals

Carters Lake, Georgia. Cabin & Boat Rentals

Carters Lake, Georgia. Cabin & Boat Rentals

Carters Lake, Georgia. Cabin & Boat Rentals

About Carters Lake Marina & Resort

We are a family-friendly marina offering boat docks, lakefront cabin rentals, and boat rentals. Carters Lake is located in the beautiful North Georgia mountains, midway between Atlanta and Chattanooga. This unique lake offers 65 miles of undeveloped shoreline surrounding 3,200 acres of deep, clear water. The marina has a well-stocked ship’s store with drinks, snacks, and all the essentials for a day on the lake. There is a water gas and a pump-out station. There is a seasonal restaurant, please call ahead for opening days and hours. For our dock renters, we also offer boat service and repairs.


Carters Lake Marina

  • Covered slips from 20ft to 80ft
  • Ship’s store and gas sales
  • Maintenance & repair
  • Dry storage & Boat brokerage
  • Pump-out facilities
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Carters Lake Cabin Rentals

  • Cabin rentals include free marina slip
  • Cabins 1,2,3 sleep up to 4, cabins 4 thru 10 sleep up to 6
  • Fully equipped, linens provided
  • Some cabins are pet-friendly
  • Cabin & boat packages available
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Carters Lake Boat Rentals

Available May thru September

  • Pontoon boats for up to 8 or 10 people
  • Fishing pontoon for 6
  • Tritoon for up to 10 people
  • Cabin & boat packages available
  • Fun for the whole family!

Providing Customers a 5-Star Experience!

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We love coming to stay at the cabins at Carter’s Lake. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the cabins are always so clean and cozy. The lake and mountains are beautiful any time of year! Unlike many rental cabins in north GA, the road is completely paved all the way to the cabin and there is plenty of parking for your cars and boat. You get all the benefits of a secluded cabin and can still use the marina and are close to hiking and fishing areas. It’s also convenient to Jasper or Ellijay.

– Grace Z. Feb 2024 | TripAdvisor
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Amazing time on the lake! We rented the pontoon with water slide and the boat was very clean and well kept. Views were fantastic. Water was clean and beautiful! Staff was great also. Cannot say enough great things about this day. Our family had such a great time! Definitely one of my favorite days of our trip

– Kim J. August 2023 | TripAdvisor
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We spent an amazing 3 nights on our favorite lake with our family and friends for our 40th Wedding Anniversary. We rented Cabins 9 and 10 with lake views and they were very clean. It is so peaceful and quiet. We were able to bring our own boat and tie it up to one of their complimentary boat slips that came with our cabin. We ate at the restaurant Friday night when we arrived and Monday afternoon before we left. The hamburgers and fries are very good. Also, had ice cream bars multiple times😊. Denise is amazing and took great care of us. There’s fuel on site as well and a ramp right around the corner. We brought our own food for Saturday and Sunday. We never left the resort. It was really nice having a full kitchen. We spent our entire weekend boating, floating, fishing and beaching. The beach is very nice. This place was the perfect family summer vacation. We will definitely return someday. Thanks for making our stay wonderful Denise!

– Teresa G. Jun 2023 | TripAdvisor
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Easy check in and fully equip kitchen! This peaceful spot was perfect for a 2 day get away! Denise was awesome and accommodating, she was so helpful with renting a boat and helping with booking! Highly recommended place! The lake was so clean and was perfect for swimming!

– Emily J. Jun 2023 | TripAdvisor
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Spent the weekend at Carter's Lake Marina, cabin 2. 3rd year of an annual boat trip with friends. Great hosts, pretty views over the lake from the back deck. Thanks to Denise and her co-workers, we will be back for year 4!! Make sure you drive and take in the beautiful view from atop the damn, looking down. A marvel of man's ingenuity!!

– Koondogs68 June 2022 | TripAdvisor
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Awesome and very nice staff. Everything is clean (boats, cabins, and store). Food is really good. A good place to hang around.

– Nicholas N. Oct 2023 | YELP
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Quaint, out of the way marina and cabins. Well off the beaten path and surrounded by nature. Well worth the visit and stay. Beautiful area of NGA at the tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Staff is top notch, friendly and helpful. Great place for a weekend getaway or a vacation for nature lovers.

– Michael C. June 2018 | YELP
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The Experience couldn't have gone any better! I rented a cabin and a boat both were immaculate and the boat was almost brand new. Denise was incredible and worked with us on a rainy day to ensure we received our full time on the boat. Highly recommend this place.

– Terry B. | Google
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Carters Lake is absolutely gorgeous! We rented a beautiful double decker pontoon boat with a water slide, and it was a blast!! Staff was extremely friendly, informative, and helpful. They also have cabin rentals.

– L. Stapp | Google
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The staff was fantastic. They went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. And we’re incredibly friendly. We will most definitely rent a boat from them again next year when we vacation in the area.

– Erin C. | Google
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Great people, facility, & amenities. A nice place for a day, or the weekend on a clean, calm lake that's not overcrowded. No homes on the lake, so daily use, but they also have cabins to rent. Nice getaway close to the city.

– Davin D. | Google
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Carter’s Marina and cafe is just a great Summer get away. Stayed there for 2 nights in April, had lunch there yesterday, and my family and I are renting 2 cabins this weekend. Highly recommend.

– Clint A. | Google