Northbank Day Use Area Shelter

Chatsworth, Georgia

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Overview

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.

Recreation

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

Facilities

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.

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.

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