John Tanner Park Beach

Sandy beach
354 Tanners Beach Rd, Carrollton, GA 30117, USA
259 miles from Savannah, GA
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
Unknown (read more)

Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • PlaygroundKids will have fun!
  • WiFiWireless internet available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • RV-friendlyRV parking available
  • Public grillsGrills or fire pits
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

There are no lifeguards – please exercise caution in the water and keep a close eye on children.

John Tanner Park boasts a lake with a large sandy beach and offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities including swimming, sunbathing, fishing, paddle boating, hiking, picnicking, and camping. It’s a good place to bring your family – nothing so special but nice, clean, scenic, and with plenty of facilities.

Location and Access

Located at 354 Tanner’s Beach Road in Carrollton, Georgia, John Tanner Park boasts a convenient location in the middle of the town. The park is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day throughout the year. There is parking available but the parking spaces are not always enough so it is better to arrive early on weekends and in high season. The daily parking fee is $5.


The park has public restrooms with showers (there is even a wheelchair accessible restroom). For kids, there are playground facilities. If you get hungry – there are concessions for snacks and drinks. If you bring your own food, you can make use of the park’s picnic area with covered picnic tables and grills.

Camping and Accommodation Opportunities

John Tanner Park offers campsites with electricity, water, and cable TV. There are eight pull-through sites for RVs and tents. There is also a group lodge near the lake offering bunk-style rooms with a kitchen and fireplace to accommodate up to 40 people. Apart from the above-mentioned, you can stay in a lakeside motel offering fully-equipped units (including one handicap unit).

Swimming Conditions

There are two lakes in the park: one is for fishing and the other (the upper lake) is for fishing, swimming, and paddle boating (there are paddleboat rentals on-site). The swimming beach has nice fresh sand. The lake is small and calm. There are no lifeguards on site so please exercise caution in the water and keep a close eye on children.

Other Activities

There is a paved walking trail around the upper lake where you can stroll, exercise, bike, or walk your dog. For biking, please bring your own bicycle. For sports enthusiasts, there is volleyball and miniature golf.

Driving Time

  • 1 hour from Atlanta, GA
  • 1 hour 40 minutes from Birmingham, AL
  • 1 hour 50 minutes from Columbus, GA

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beach reviewed by:
Phil R.
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Visitor questions:

Question: Do you offer lodging at the park? We stayed there years ago and I thought we stayed in a room near the beach. I would like to know if you still offer this and what is the rate per night. Do you offer a senior discount? Thank you.
Asked by Sandra J Duvall over 3 years ago
Answer: Dear Sandra, John Tanner Park is a lakefront park with a camping zone. To get informed about the accommodation opportunities available, please contact the park administration: +17708302222.

John Tanner Park Beach videos

Our Day At John Tanner State Park!
An interesting video of people fishing in the park lake
John Tanner Park in Carroll County Georgia
A fantastic drone made video of the beach

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Carrollton, Georgia 354 Tanners Beach Rd, Carrollton, GA 30117, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: March 4, 2020