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Carters Lake Homes For Sale
Georgia

Carters Lake Homes For Sale
Georgia

Carters Lake, Georgia

Carters Lake real estate is a beautiful, but lesser known, market for lake homes and land in Georgia.

 

There are typically around 10 lake homes for sale on Carters Lake, and 60 lots and land listings available. Carters Lake homes for sale have an average list price of $178,000.

 

This lake is a mid-sized Georgia lake and has 62 miles of shoreline. The closest major airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, is only 86 miles away.

Carters Lake Real Estate

Total Listings
49
Total Value
$5,466,576
Updated as of
08-14-2020

Carters Lake, Georgia

Carters Lake real estate is a beautiful, but lesser known, market for lake homes and land in Georgia.

 

There are typically around 10 lake homes for sale on Carters Lake, and 60 lots and land listings available. Carters Lake homes for sale have an average list price of $178,000.

 

This lake is a mid-sized Georgia lake and has 62 miles of shoreline. The closest major airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, is only 86 miles away.

 

Carters Lake Real Estate for Sale

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400 N Harris Crk, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1
New Listing

400 N Harris Crk

$619,777

Bedrooms: 5 |  Bathrooms: 7|  SF: 6378

Acreage: 1.05

Status: New

GAMLS-08838165

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175 North Harris Creek Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1: Move-in ready, custom built home located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from Carters Lake.

175 North Harris Creek Drive

$449,000

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 2|  SF: 2378

Acreage: 1.08

Status: Pending

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2475 CAMP BRANCH ROAD, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1: Aerial View of Home
New Listing

2475 CAMP BRANCH ROAD

$380,000

Bedrooms: 5 |  Bathrooms: 3

Acreage: 2.04

Status: Contingent

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296 ADAIR DRIVE, Ranger, GA 30734 - Image 1: View from Deck

296 ADAIR DRIVE

$349,900

Bedrooms: 5 |  Bathrooms: 3

Status: Contingent

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Lot 156 WOODRING BRANCH Road Lot 156, Chatsworth, GA 30705 - Image 1

Lot 156 WOODRING BRANCH Road Lot 156

$349,500

Acreage: 5.6

Status: Active

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6494 Nicklesville Road NE, Ranger, GA 30734 - Image 1

6494 Nicklesville Road NE

$324,900

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 3|  SF: 1714

Acreage: 9

Status: Pending

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27 Monet Dr, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1
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27 Monet Dr

$289,900

Bedrooms: 2 |  Bathrooms: 3|  SF: 2826

Acreage: 0.58

Status: Under Contract

GAMLS-08835532

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90 PASHA DR, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

90 PASHA DR

$267,900

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 3|  SF: 2672

Acreage: 0.65

Status: Under Contract

GAMLS-08781196

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182 ZANE, Ellijay, GA 30536 - Image 1: Front of home
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182 ZANE

$250,000

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 2

Acreage: 2.46

Status: Pending

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110 Buck Boulevard SE, Calhoun, GA 30701 - Image 1

110 Buck Boulevard SE

$174,999

Bedrooms: 4 |  Bathrooms: 2|  SF: 1381

Acreage: 0.6

Status: Active Under Contract

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LT232 TRANQUILITY COVE RD, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1
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LT232 TRANQUILITY COVE RD

$125,000

Acreage: 3.22

Status: Active

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1188 LAKELAND DR, Ellijay, GA 30540-9999 - Image 1

1188 LAKELAND DR

$124,900

Bedrooms: 1 |  Bathrooms: 1|  SF: 345

Acreage: 4.03

Status: Under Contract

GAMLS-08789143

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Lot 169 Doll Mountain Rd, Ellijay, GA 30540-9999 - Image 1

Lot 169 Doll Mountain Rd

$116,000

Acreage: 1.15

Status: Active

GAMLS-08438644

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Lot Lt 20 Hunters Ridge, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

Lot Lt 20 Hunters Ridge

$110,000

Acreage: 1.5

Status: Active

GAMLS-08748685

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152 jasmine drive, Ranger, GA 30734 - Image 1

152 jasmine drive

$99,900

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 2|  SF: 1344

Acreage: 1.51

Status: Active

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242 Carters View Lane Lot 269/272, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

242 Carters View Lane Lot 269/272

$99,000

Acreage: 1.22

Status: Active

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5439 Highway 382 W, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1
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5439 Highway 382 W

$99,000

Bedrooms: 2 |  Bathrooms: 1|  SF: 1360

Acreage: 1.23

Status: Active

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Lot 9 The Ridge, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

Lot 9 The Ridge

$80,000

Acreage: 0.76

Status: Under Contract

GAMLS-08710620

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Lot 55 Camp Branch Branch Lot 55, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1
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Lot 55 Camp Branch Branch Lot 55

$79,900

Acreage: 2

Status: Active

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107 HARRIS CREEK DRIVE, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

107 HARRIS CREEK DRIVE

$76,600

Acreage: 2.33

Status: Active

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About Carters Lake

With a Beautiful Mountain View

 

With sparkling waters and stunning views, Carters Lake is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. It covers about 3,200 acres, with 62 miles of often steep, undeveloped shoreline in Gilmer and Murray counties.

Carters Lake is about a two-hour drive from Atlanta, between the towns of Calhoun and Ellijay.

 

Carters Lake History

 

Created by Carters Dam, the tallest earthen dam east of the Mississippi, Carters Lake is the deepest of Georgia's reservoir lakes. The lake is more than 450 feet deep in many places.

 

Recreational Activities

 

Carters Lake is famous for camping, fishing, picnicking, boating, mountain biking, and hunting. The US Corps of Engineers operates four campgrounds, four boat ramps, a beach, several picnic areas, and playgrounds. All of these amenities are open to the public.

Carters Lake has a privately run marina offering boat docks, cabins rentals, and boat rentals.

Suppose you are looking for a new spot to catch some fish. Spotted bass, striped bass, largemouth bass, hybrid and walleye bass, catfish, and crappie are all frequently found on this lake.

Carters Lake is on the southern border of the Chattahoochee National Forest.

 

Close to the Tennessee State Line

 

Carters Lake is just a short drive to the Tennessee state line. Perfect for a fun weekend trip, residents can easily visit Chattanooga to enjoy the attractions there. The Tennessee Aquarium features a unique butterfly habitat at the top of the building where visitors can watch butterflies fly freely around them.

 

The Best Place to Experience Lake Life

 

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or find a vacation rental, Carters Lake is an excellent choice.

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Off Market Properties

Carters Lake Amenities

Golf Courses

Fields Ferry Golf Club

(706) 625-9001

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581 Fields Ferry Dr NE

Calhoun, GA 30701

 

Spring Lakes Golf Club

(706) 695-9300

Website

 

1591 Golf Course Rd

Chatsworth, GA 30705

 

Campgrounds

Harris Branch Beach and Camp Ground

(706) 276-4545

Website

 

1300 Harris Branch Rd

Ellijay, GA 30540

Doll Mountain Campground

(706) 276-4413

Website

 

1362 Doll Mountain Rd

Ellijay, GA 30540

Woodring Branch Campground

(706) 276-6050

Website

 

5026 Woodring Branch Rd

Chatsworth, GA 30705

Carters Lake Information

State: Georgia

Counties: Gilmer County, Murray County

Dam name: Carters Dam

Operated/Managed by: US Army Corps of Engineers

Year built/completed: 1977

Is the lake in the mountains: Yes

Ownership: Public

Scheduled water level: Seasonal Full Pool

Full pool is: Feb - Nov

Water drops: 14 ft

Acreage covered: 3,200

Miles of shoreline: 62

Shoreline part of national forest or park: None

Shoreline part of state park: None

Carters Lake Restrictions

Permit required to use lake: No

Jet Skis allowed: Yes

Motorized boats allowed: Yes

Boating restrictions:

Dock restrictions:

Houseboats allowed: Yes

Hospital nearest Carters Lake

North Georgia Medical Center

1362 S Main St

Ellijay, GA 30540

(706) 276-4741

Website

Other Carters Lake Information

Popular fish: Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Striped Bass Hybrid, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Channel Catfish, Walleye

Condos available: No

Sailing clubs: No

Interesting facts: Named after Farrish Carter who owned the lake in the 1800’s

Known for: Deepest Georgia reservoir

History: Steep, white bluffs

Number of public boat ramps: 5

Nearest Airports to Carters Lake

Major

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

6000 N Terminal Parkway, Alanta GA 30320

86 miles away

Minor

Dalton Municipal Airport

4483 Airport Rd SE, Dalton, GA 30721

23 miles away

400 N Harris Crk, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1
New Listing

400 N Harris Crk

$619,777

Bedrooms: 5 |  Bathrooms: 7|  SF: 6378

Acreage: 1.05

Status: New

GAMLS-08838165

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175 North Harris Creek Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1: Move-in ready, custom built home located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from Carters Lake.

175 North Harris Creek Drive

$449,000

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 2|  SF: 2378

Acreage: 1.08

Status: Pending

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2475 CAMP BRANCH ROAD, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1: Aerial View of Home
New Listing

2475 CAMP BRANCH ROAD

$380,000

Bedrooms: 5 |  Bathrooms: 3

Acreage: 2.04

Status: Contingent

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296 ADAIR DRIVE, Ranger, GA 30734 - Image 1: View from Deck

296 ADAIR DRIVE

$349,900

Bedrooms: 5 |  Bathrooms: 3

Status: Contingent

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Lot 156 WOODRING BRANCH Road Lot 156, Chatsworth, GA 30705 - Image 1

Lot 156 WOODRING BRANCH Road Lot 156

$349,500

Acreage: 5.6

Status: Active

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6494 Nicklesville Road NE, Ranger, GA 30734 - Image 1

6494 Nicklesville Road NE

$324,900

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 3|  SF: 1714

Acreage: 9

Status: Pending

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27 Monet Dr, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1
New Listing

27 Monet Dr

$289,900

Bedrooms: 2 |  Bathrooms: 3|  SF: 2826

Acreage: 0.58

Status: Under Contract

GAMLS-08835532

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90 PASHA DR, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

90 PASHA DR

$267,900

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 3|  SF: 2672

Acreage: 0.65

Status: Under Contract

GAMLS-08781196

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182 ZANE, Ellijay, GA 30536 - Image 1: Front of home
Waterfront

182 ZANE

$250,000

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 2

Acreage: 2.46

Status: Pending

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110 Buck Boulevard SE, Calhoun, GA 30701 - Image 1

110 Buck Boulevard SE

$174,999

Bedrooms: 4 |  Bathrooms: 2|  SF: 1381

Acreage: 0.6

Status: Active Under Contract

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LT232 TRANQUILITY COVE RD, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1
Waterfront

LT232 TRANQUILITY COVE RD

$125,000

Acreage: 3.22

Status: Active

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1188 LAKELAND DR, Ellijay, GA 30540-9999 - Image 1

1188 LAKELAND DR

$124,900

Bedrooms: 1 |  Bathrooms: 1|  SF: 345

Acreage: 4.03

Status: Under Contract

GAMLS-08789143

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Lot 169 Doll Mountain Rd, Ellijay, GA 30540-9999 - Image 1

Lot 169 Doll Mountain Rd

$116,000

Acreage: 1.15

Status: Active

GAMLS-08438644

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Lot Lt 20 Hunters Ridge, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

Lot Lt 20 Hunters Ridge

$110,000

Acreage: 1.5

Status: Active

GAMLS-08748685

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152 jasmine drive, Ranger, GA 30734 - Image 1

152 jasmine drive

$99,900

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 2|  SF: 1344

Acreage: 1.51

Status: Active

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242 Carters View Lane Lot 269/272, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

242 Carters View Lane Lot 269/272

$99,000

Acreage: 1.22

Status: Active

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5439 Highway 382 W, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1
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5439 Highway 382 W

$99,000

Bedrooms: 2 |  Bathrooms: 1|  SF: 1360

Acreage: 1.23

Status: Active

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Lot 9 The Ridge, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

Lot 9 The Ridge

$80,000

Acreage: 0.76

Status: Under Contract

GAMLS-08710620

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Lot 55 Camp Branch Branch Lot 55, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1
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Lot 55 Camp Branch Branch Lot 55

$79,900

Acreage: 2

Status: Active

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107 HARRIS CREEK DRIVE, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

107 HARRIS CREEK DRIVE

$76,600

Acreage: 2.33

Status: Active

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About Carters Lake

Small but Spectacular in the North Georgia Mountains

With sparkling waters and stunning views, Carters Lake is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia.

 

It covers about 3,200 acres, with 62 miles of often steep, undeveloped shoreline in Gilmer and Murray counties.

 

Carters Lake is about a two-hour drive from Atlanta, between the towns of Calhoun and Ellijay.

 

Georgia's Deepest Lake

Created by Carters Dam, the tallest earthen dam east of the Mississippi, Carters Lake is the deepest of Georgia's reservoir lakes, more than 450 feet deep in many places, and also one of the newest, created in 1977. It is filled by the Coosawattee River.

 

Public Lake Exclusively for Recreation

Carters Lake is popular for camping, fishing, picnicking, boating, mountain biking and hunting.

 

Spotted bass are dominant, but there are strong populations of striped, largemouth, hybrid and walleye bass, as well as catfish and crappie.

 

The US Corps of Engineers operates four camp grounds, four boat ramps, a beach, several picnic areas and playgrounds around the lake.

 

They have a Visitors Center with small museum and nature trail.

 

There are several hiking trails.

Carters Lake Information

State: Georgia

Counties: Gilmer County, Murray County

Dam name: Carters Dam

Operated/Managed by: US Army Corps of Engineers

Year built/completed: 1977

Is the lake in the mountains: Yes

Ownership: Public

Scheduled water level: Seasonal Full Pool

Full pool is: Feb - Nov

Water drops: 14 ft

Acreage covered: 3,200

Miles of shoreline: 62

Shoreline part of national forest or park: None

Shoreline part of state park: None

Carters Lake Restrictions

Permit required to use lake: No

Jet Skis allowed: Yes

Motorized boats allowed: Yes

Boating restrictions:

Dock restrictions:

Houseboats allowed: Yes

Hospital nearest Carters Lake

North Georgia Medical Center

1362 S Main St

Ellijay, GA 30540

(706) 276-4741

Website

Other Carters Lake Information

Popular fish: Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Striped Bass Hybrid, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Channel Catfish, Walleye

Condos available: No

Sailing clubs: No

Interesting facts: Named after Farrish Carter who owned the lake in the 1800’s

Known for: Deepest Georgia reservoir

History: Steep, white bluffs

Number of public boat ramps: 5

Nearest Airports to Carters Lake

Major

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

6000 N Terminal Parkway, Alanta GA 30320

86 miles away

Minor

Dalton Municipal Airport

4483 Airport Rd SE, Dalton, GA 30721

23 miles away

Carters Lake Amenities

Golf Courses

Fields Ferry Golf Club

(706) 625-9001

Website

 

581 Fields Ferry Dr NE

Calhoun, GA 30701

 

Spring Lakes Golf Club

(706) 695-9300

Website

 

1591 Golf Course Rd

Chatsworth, GA 30705

 

Campgrounds

Harris Branch Beach and Camp Ground

(706) 276-4545

Website

 

1300 Harris Branch Rd

Ellijay, GA 30540

Doll Mountain Campground

(706) 276-4413

Website

 

1362 Doll Mountain Rd

Ellijay, GA 30540

Woodring Branch Campground

(706) 276-6050

Website

 

5026 Woodring Branch Rd

Chatsworth, GA 30705