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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
32
Total Value
$3,057,348
Updated as of
01-26-2021

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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394 Lake Forest Dr, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

394 Lake Forest Dr

$779,000

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 3|  SF: 4094

Acreage: 7.65

Status: Active

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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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636 OTHELLO DR, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

636 OTHELLO DR

$289,849

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 2

Acreage: 0.52

Status: Pending

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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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LT232 TRANQUILITY COVE RD Lot 232, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

LT232 TRANQUILITY COVE RD Lot 232

$125,000

Acreage: 3.22

Status: Pending

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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

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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: Under Contract

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LT 28 HUNTER RIDGE Lot 28, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1
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LT 28 HUNTER RIDGE Lot 28

$99,900

Acreage: 7.39

Status: Active

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Lot 168/169 Lot 3 Emerald Cove Drive Lot 168/169, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

Lot 168/169 Lot 3 Emerald Cove Drive Lot 168/169

$78,999

Acreage: 1.54

Status: Active

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S Twin Oaks Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

S Twin Oaks Drive

$75,000

Acreage: 2.08

Status: Active

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Carters Lake, GA

Lot 192 LT 5 Hunter Ridge - Mountain Lake Road Lot 192, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1: HUNTER RIDGE POND

Lot 192 LT 5 Hunter Ridge - Mountain Lake Road Lot 192

$66,500

Acreage: 3.28

Status: Active

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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

$60,000

Acreage: 2

Status: Pending

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LT239 CARTERS VIEW LN, East Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

LT239 CARTERS VIEW LN

$59,000

Acreage: 1.6

Status: Active

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Lot 260 Carters View Dr, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

Lot 260 Carters View Dr

$51,900

Acreage: 2.02

Status: Active

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Lot 13 Camp Branch Road Lot 13, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

Lot 13 Camp Branch Road Lot 13

$47,800

Acreage: 1.02

Status: Active

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Lot 25 Camp Branch Rd, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

Lot 25 Camp Branch Rd

$47,800

Acreage: 1.02

Status: Active

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33 WOODRING BRANCH Road Lot 169, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

33 WOODRING BRANCH Road Lot 169

$40,000

Acreage: 1.25

Status: Active

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104 HOPEWELL DRIVE NE Lot 1, Ranger, GA 30734 - Image 1: Actual view from the lot.

104 HOPEWELL DRIVE NE Lot 1

$39,900

Acreage: 2.31

Status: Active

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13 Harris Creek Drive Lot 13-14, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

13 Harris Creek Drive Lot 13-14

$39,900

Acreage: 3.23

Status: Active

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Lot 17,18 Old Hwy 411 Lot 17,18, Chatsworth, GA 30705 - Image 1

Lot 17,18 Old Hwy 411 Lot 17,18

$39,000

Acreage: 4.86

Status: Pending

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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

394 Lake Forest Dr, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

394 Lake Forest Dr

$779,000

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 3|  SF: 4094

Acreage: 7.65

Status: Active

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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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636 OTHELLO DR, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

636 OTHELLO DR

$289,849

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 2

Acreage: 0.52

Status: Pending

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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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LT232 TRANQUILITY COVE RD Lot 232, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

LT232 TRANQUILITY COVE RD Lot 232

$125,000

Acreage: 3.22

Status: Pending

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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

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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: Under Contract

GAMLS-08748685

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LT 28 HUNTER RIDGE Lot 28, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1
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LT 28 HUNTER RIDGE Lot 28

$99,900

Acreage: 7.39

Status: Active

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Lot 168/169 Lot 3 Emerald Cove Drive Lot 168/169, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

Lot 168/169 Lot 3 Emerald Cove Drive Lot 168/169

$78,999

Acreage: 1.54

Status: Active

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S Twin Oaks Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

S Twin Oaks Drive

$75,000

Acreage: 2.08

Status: Active

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Lot 192 LT 5 Hunter Ridge - Mountain Lake Road Lot 192, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1: HUNTER RIDGE POND

Lot 192 LT 5 Hunter Ridge - Mountain Lake Road Lot 192

$66,500

Acreage: 3.28

Status: Active

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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

$60,000

Acreage: 2

Status: Pending

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LT239 CARTERS VIEW LN, East Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

LT239 CARTERS VIEW LN

$59,000

Acreage: 1.6

Status: Active

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Lot 260 Carters View Dr, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

Lot 260 Carters View Dr

$51,900

Acreage: 2.02

Status: Active

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Lot 13 Camp Branch Road Lot 13, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

Lot 13 Camp Branch Road Lot 13

$47,800

Acreage: 1.02

Status: Active

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Lot 25 Camp Branch Rd, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

Lot 25 Camp Branch Rd

$47,800

Acreage: 1.02

Status: Active

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33 WOODRING BRANCH Road Lot 169, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

33 WOODRING BRANCH Road Lot 169

$40,000

Acreage: 1.25

Status: Active

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104 HOPEWELL DRIVE NE Lot 1, Ranger, GA 30734 - Image 1: Actual view from the lot.

104 HOPEWELL DRIVE NE Lot 1

$39,900

Acreage: 2.31

Status: Active

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13 Harris Creek Drive Lot 13-14, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Image 1

13 Harris Creek Drive Lot 13-14

$39,900

Acreage: 3.23

Status: Active

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Lot 17,18 Old Hwy 411 Lot 17,18, Chatsworth, GA 30705 - Image 1

Lot 17,18 Old Hwy 411 Lot 17,18

$39,000

Acreage: 4.86

Status: Pending

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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