Carters Lake Marina
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Full service marina offering covered slips; on water gas; seasonal restaurant; ships store; boat and cabin rentals. A friendly welcome awaits you ! Located in the beautiful North Georgia mountains 90 miles from Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN. Carters Lake offers 3200 acres of deep, clear water surrounded by 62 miles of undeveloped shoreline. Easy access to many area attractions in the towns of Ellijay, Jasper, Chatsworth, Calhoun and Blue Ridge. Gibbs Gardens, Tellus Science Museum & Blue Ridge Mtn Railway are all within an hours scenic drive away. The marina offers cabin rentals year round and boat rentals from May through September. The cabin rentals include a slip for your boat on the courtesy dock, making this a great vacation for boat owners. If you don't have a boat, consider a boat/cabin package. For the price of a days rental you can keep the boat from sunrise to sunset if staying in a cabin.
Chatsworth, Georgia

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2022

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MikeandLori P
Grand Ridge, FL11 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We rented a pontoon boat on July 13th originally but the weather showed a greater chance of rain this day. No issue at all to change the date to July 14th after sending an email. The pontoon boat was great…a Bentley and Teresa was very informative and walked us through the entire process. We thought when we rented there is no way we’ll spend the entire time on the lake…but we did. It’s beautiful surrounded by mountains and the water was refreshing. We took our lunch and had plenty of snacks and water to drink. It was really a fun filled day that we all enjoyed. Also not a large crowd of people on the lake which made us feel we had it all to ourselves. Would definitely recommend this place.
Written July 17, 2022
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Lbobek99
14 contributions
Sep 2020
We rented a 30 foot Tritoon pontoon boat for a full day on Labor Day weekend. There were three couples and three children under 2 yo. The boat was immaculate. Everything worked! When have you been on a rental boat where everything worked!? Even the bluetooth connection worked! The slide has a built-in pump and was great fun. The boat was big enough for all the people and all the things and there was still room for the kids to run around on the completely enclosed lower deck.

The owner/operator has rules about using the boat and navigating the lake. These rules are based on the features of the lake and were very helpful to us, since we had never been on this lake. The lake is manmade and very deep with lots of underwater trees near the shore. So, we stayed away from shore and never anchored.

The lake was beautiful and the water was cool but not cold. There was a good amount of boat traffic because of the holiday. But we never felt crowded.

The owners were conscientious about following social distancing protocol. The check-in process was outdoors on a covered porch. Everyone wore masks.

It is clear that the owner/operator cares about the way he manages his business and the quality of the boats he rents. We would definitely rent from Carters Lake Marina again.
Written September 22, 2020
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Jack Rubey
United States2 contributions
May 2022
My son and I had a great experience. We brought our own boat and trolled for Walleye and Striped Bass. The highlight was a 20# Stripped Bass, which we released. We stayed in one of the Lake Side Cabins for 2 nights. They are old log cabins but very well maintained and clean. A wonderful porch with rocking chairs overlooking the lake. We grilled some steaks over the charcoal grill and supplemented them with potatoes and salads from the restaurant. The next night we ordered pizzas and salads from the restaurant to be delivered to the cabin as we returned from fishing. Lunches at the restaurant. Everyone here is very accommodating. Yes, we would return and stay in the same cabin.
Written May 20, 2022
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KristynP
Grand Rapids, MI5 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We had the best time enjoying Carters Lake! We rented a pontoon boat for our family of 6 and spent a full day on the lake. Everyone - from age 3 to age 70 - had a great time. The lake is calm and peaceful and easy to navigate. Denise and Donna made the process so easy! The boat was beautiful and clean, there were plenty of coves where we stopped to swim, and we were blessed with a beautiful day! Definitely a fun, family-friendly, and COVID safe activity! We’d come back again!
Written August 9, 2020
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Kristin B
1 contribution
Sep 2021
The staff at the Marina were wonderful and super helpful. They gave us good tips for getting around the lake, basic background information, and even offered to help us carry some of our fishing equipment since one individual had recently had foot surgery. Very kind!! The lake is absolutely beautiful and it's very peaceful for the most part as there are no houses or cabins built around the lake, So other than a few noisy bass fish boats zipping around, we found great places to drift and drop our poles. The water is also SUPER clean for swimming! Caught large mouth bass and had an absolute BLAST! We will definitely be returning!
Written September 13, 2021
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Perri N
2 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
We have rented a pontoon boat from the marina at Carter’s Lake every year for three years. The boats are very clean, in perfect shape mechanically and some have Bluetooth! We love the lake because there are no houses on it and very few other boaters. We can’t wait to go again next year!
Written September 27, 2020
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April4717
Orlando, FL32 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We spent an amazing week here with my 8 and 13 year old daughters. It was a last minute find after our original vacation plans were cancelled due to covid. I was so happy to find out they happened to have availability for the dates we needed. 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 have a 22ft center console. The lake is PLENTY deep enough for the boat (50ft-450ft) and the slip was great. We felt safe keeping it there with our floats, life jackets, etc. The caretakers of the property were amazing and took great care of us. There’s fuel on site as well and a ramp right around the corner. The cabin was cozy and perfect size for the four of us. I brought some groceries with us for the week and we also went to one of the local grocery stores the day after we arrived for meat/produce. We only left the resort one time to go out to dinner. It was really nice having a full kitchen. We spent our entire day boating, floating and tubing and would head back to the cabin and grill burgers, hotdogs, steaks, etc and made s’mores for dessert. The beds were comfortable and the AC was super cold. This place was the perfect family summer vacation. My kids has a blast. I will definitely be returning.
Written July 29, 2020
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Gerry1023
Marietta, GA46 contributions
Jul 2020
Every single moment of this experience was incredible! The boats are very comfortable, and well taken care of. The staff is following strict COVID protocols, which we greatly appreciated. They are also incredibly kind, and patient! The lake is absolutely peaceful and beautiful. I highly recommend!!!
Written July 26, 2020
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Jessica D
1 contribution
Jun 2020 • Family
This was our second time renting a pontoon from this marina and both were great experiences. The lake has no private docks and very little boat traffic. Perfect for letting kids swim off the boat. We rented the tritoon with the slide this time and the kids wore themselves out going down the slide and jumping off the upper deck. Rentals are from 10-5. All the fun of having a boat without the chaos of maintaining, hauling, or storing. Thanks for a great time!
Written June 8, 2020
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Diane N
5 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Had a perfect day on the lake with family and friends. The views were beautiful, and the lake was great for everyone to swim in. We've been using this company for many years and they never disappoint. I highly recommend anyone who loves boating to consider this for your next vacation!
Written July 5, 2021
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Thank you for your review and for your continued business, it means a lot to us !
Written September 8, 2021
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