Carter's Lake WMA

Located in the southern Appalachian foothills of north Georgia, Carter's Lake WMA is managed by the Department of Natural Resources and the Army Corps of Engineers. The 3,300-acre WMA consists of the land owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers surrounding the actual lake.  Between the WMA and the Carter's Lake proper, this area provides over 6,000 acres of hunting and fishing opportunities as well as outdoor activities for visitors like hiking, mountain biking, camping and more.  The DNR, Wildlife Resources Division manages the hunting component of the property while all other aspects are managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  No ATVs are allowed on the property except by use of wheelchair-bound hunters during the wheelchair deer hunt.

Wheelchair hunters must apply by letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between August 15–September 10 at:
975 Powerhouse Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705

Accommodations & Facilities


  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Lake Fishing
  • Primitive Camping
  • Private Boating
  • River Fishing
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing

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