The Pocket Wilderness is one of the best kept secrets in North Georgia. there are hikes for all skill levels including a wonderful Boardwalk leading to a waterfall that hovers over some of the most biodiverse Wildflower specimens in the southeast. the pocket is also near the Stellar Pigeon Mountain Grill which features locally raised beef and local beers that will quench your thirst after a night hike. there are more strenuous trails to enjoy to the go up over and behind the Falls as well as some intriguing dispersed campsites especially my personal favorite in an old barn near a really spectacular Meadow with views of Pigeon Mountain. there are site suitable for hammock or tent campers but this is definitely more of a backpacking scenario than a car camping or RV friendly spot. Be prepared for a slightly rough road on your way in sometimes that involves minor water crossings. I've done it before in a Ford Fiesta, but low riding cars should be cautious.
I have frequented this area often over the past several years. It is extremely clean, extremely quiet, and, best of all, free. The campsites are first come first serve but all are near a natural spring. The camping area is a short distance from a modest lake and a stocked trout stream. The trout stream offers primitive camping first come first serve as well. This area is closes to Rome, Calhoun, Dalton, Ga and Chattanooga TN
POCKET PICNIC SHELTER is adjacent and within the Pocket Recreation area. Bring your water shoes, bug spray, towel and change of clothes cause the creek is irresistible!
Natural Spring, Stone work and a trail to enjoy while you visit.