At Hubb Plumbing, we like to keep you posted on the latest events in the area and fun facts about our community.
Did you know that Don Carter State Park is now open to the public? We found a great online tour of Georgia’s newest park:
This is actually the first State Park on Lake Lanier. Doesn’t it look fantastic? (Here are some more photos.)
There are two main trails at the park – one for hiking and one for multiple uses like biking, strollering, walking, skating, etc. There is also a white beach for you and your family to enjoy. And of course, there are boat ramps and playgrounds!
Here are some of the other stats (From gastateparks.org)
- 1,316 Acres
- 8 Cottages ($110-$160) — These are still under construction. One will be ADA compliant and one will be dog friendly!
- 46 RV Campsites ($25-$29) — For now, you can only get these by walk-in, no reservations yet.
- 12 Primitive “Walk-in” Tent Sites ($15) –Also walk-in only at the moment. Stay tuned.
- 4 Picnic Shelters ($45)
- Parking for the day is $5
The park is named after the longest serving member of the Board of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The State plans to hold a Grand Opening ceremony later this fall – stay tuned!
So, if you are a local, do you know your Lake Lanier Trivia? We’ve got one for you.
Lake Lanier was named after…
A. Former Governor of Georgia, Paul Lanier
B. The Town of Lanier, Georgia, which was partially submerged when the dam was built
C. Civil War-era Poet, Sidney Lanier, who wrote about his admiration of the area
D. The Lanier Oak, a native hardwood prevalent in North Georgia
Answer: If you guessed “C,” you are correct! Macon, GA native, and famous poet and Literature professor Sidney Lanier wrote Song of the Chattahoochee, about his admiration of our landscape.
At Hubb Plumbing, we’re proud of our local heritage – and committed to our community. Give us a call and experience our 25 years of plumbing experience!