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Georgia's newest state park opens Monday

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's newest state park officially opens Monday.

The 1,316-acre Don Carter State Park is on the northeast part of Lake Lanier. Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken got an extensive look at the park before its opening.

The Times of Gainesville reports that the vision for the park began as a view of tree-covered land from a helicopter by the park's namesake, Gainesville businessman Don Carter, and former Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Tanner.

The DNR ended up buying land in a process that lasted well over a decade.

The park is the first state park for Hall County. It's also the first state park on the shores of Lake Lanier.

Information from: The Times, http://www.gainesvilletimes.com

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