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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2021

Back Wood Glory


No reservations 

Open all year 

27 sites(no electric) 

Drinking water pit toilets fire pits/grills picnic tables lantern poles 

Directions: From Mountain View take highway 14 west for 14.2 miles, right on Forest Service Road 1102(this is a gravel road) at times this road is washboard and always steep, and sharp curved. 

Gunner Springs is excellent for tent, car, van, or small RV’s. Campground is densely forested so solar will have difficulties. Gunner Pool is located in the Sylamore Wildlife Management Area. During hunting season hunting is allowed anywhere except in developed areas. Black bear, deer, wild turkey, squirrel and other game while in season. Hunting season varies by weapon and animal. 

Sylamore Hiking Trail is accessed by a trailhead located in the Gunner Pool Campground. Blanchard Springs Cavern (due to COVID the cave is closed) is located a short distance away. The nearest town of any size is Mountain View. Stock up on all supplies unless you just want to take in the local sights. 

Gunner Pool is an oasis in this world we live in. The lushness of a hidden holler and dense forest and beautiful blue green waters of Gunner Pool. Fishing, hiking or hunting, your choice

 There is a one lane bridge that crosses the creek. Warning, if you want to take that way out of the campground it will take several miles before you hit pavement. If you traverse the creek you will discover an old dam that was built by the CCC. Gunner Pool was named Camp Hedges from 1933 to 1942 and it was a base camp for some 2,222 CCC workers. Construction methods were old school and that is why you will still see so many of the building, dams, etc. still standing across the United States. 


Better than when you found it 

Stay safe Happy travels

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