Carters Lake: Hidden Pond Songbird Trail

Note: This location is considered a day trip from Atlanta. It is near Ellijay, Georgia.

Also known as: Carters Lake Regulation Dam
Address: 10304 Old Hwy 411, Chatsworth, GA 30705
Cost of admission: $5/day
Governance: US Army Corps of Engineers
Approximate miles of trails: 1.1
Hours: 8am-5pm daily
Distance from downtown Atlanta: About 1 hour, 20 minutes by car
Parking: A large parking lot is available at the trailhead
Trailhead(s): The trailhead is clearly marked at the parking lot
Trail surface: Natural, grass
Blazes/markings: Not blazed
Dogs allowed: Yes, on leash
Fishing allowed: Yes
Guidebook mentions: None


  • Restroom at trailhead

  • Fishing area


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