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The Pocket recreation area in northwest Georgia is named for lying in a low area surrounded by the steep ridges of Horn and Mill Mountains, and is the former site of Civilian Conservation Corp Camp F-16. Families camping here can enjoy the vibrant spring colors of mountain laurel as well as the brilliant fall color mix provided by mixed hardwoods. tent pads, tables, and lantern poles. Adjacent day use recreation area.
Harrison Bay SP near Harrison, Tn is obviously a popular park. I arrived on Sunday and the crowds were leaving. And yet the park was still crowded. Nice lake , good fishing. There are several sites on the water and plenty up in the woods too. These are nice sites. Paved and for the most part level. Depending on where your site is there is a lot of room to set up. Well maintained park. A lot of activities to keep you occupied.
Absolutely loved staying here! We took out boat out on the lake and enjoyed the view of the mountains, especially through the morning fog. We also had a great time window shopping the nice homes in the area!
Trackrock is a family owned campground with something for the whole family. Besides wonderful private, wooded sites, there are great amenities. There are 2 super cool playgrounds for the kids; hay rides and lots of room for kids to run and explore. Since there are stables on the grounds, it’s a great opportunity to see M GA mountains by horse or let your little one ride a pony. Like all that isn’t enough, throw in a little lake/ giant pond There’s a beach for swimming; you can kayak , fish etc. Tons of trails on site for great hiking.
It’s so nice to have so much to do right on site.
Honestly couldn’t ask for kinder staff. You’re going to love your trip to Trackrock.
One of the best campgrounds, hands down. As an Eagle Scout from around this area, this was our go-to place for summer camp and occasional other camping trips as well. With a large lake, open field, and well maintained roads and accommodations - Woodruff is one of my favorite camps!
We booked this site through Airbnb. It is a piece of property right off the toccoa river that has a spring, creek, an outhouse, and a covered shelter. We camped under the shelter for a little over a week twice. There is plenty of dirt road hiking as well as property to explore in the area. The owners were incredibly friendly. Property is per friendly as well! The area is very nice, with only the occasional car going by, and even then the road is not right next to the property. Will be planning a third trip!
Had a two night stay reserved, Hurricane Zeta had other plans. We arrived after visitor center had closed, but were able to locate and set up camp before sun went down. We were staying in A-16 just next to the natural trail that takes you off the Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park grounds and into Cherokee National Forest. Our site had views of the southern edge of the Appalachian mountains and they were “smokey” all day. It would be beautiful to camp here anytime of year. The less leaves the better the views.
We set our rain shelter porch and tent on the flattest part of the large campsite. All the sites I saw were pull through style. This seemed to be to make allowance for vehicles with trailers towing River recreational gear like canoes/kayaks and the like. It is park of the extensive Tanasi river recreation area. Other reviewers likely have more to say on this. We were there off season during late October.
The next day we went to the visitors center to check on the weather and found out were in the cone of what was becoming a hurricane zeta. At the time it didn’t look like it would be anything more than rain by the time it got there, I asked the staff member to let us know if the forecast changed to a situation where we should breakdown camp. She said of course. Very friendly and very on top it of it. Maps were readily available.
We went for a drive through the National Forest and enjoy the many views of the river. I would recommend downloading a map of the area on google maps before spending time out there as the connection is spotty. We made our way back to and we’re planning to hike a trail as the rain had stopped, when a park ranger cane by to tell us they were predicting a quicker arrival of the storm meaning it would be a lot stronger when it got to our area. He said he didn’t want to leave for the day before letting us know the conditions were not safe. We packed up and left. I very much appreciated this care for their campers. This experience speaks so highly of the Rangers. Every exchange was thoughtful and respectful. Would return anytime. As we are boaters, I think I would probably stick to off season.
This campground is a first come first serve basis. The hosts are amazing!!! They brought my firewood everyday and even took all the kids for rides on the golf cart around the campground. We had 8 kids with is so that took a few trips. The campground is beautiful and most of the people camping there set up for the season and everyone watches out for each other. I highly recommend a stay at Riley Creek you will not be disappointed.
After arriving to the campsite, there were a large variety of grounds to park your car on, half with water access and the other across a small road. The area is clean and simple to set up, no reservations available. It is close to the hatchery with access to streams all along the road to fish for trout and cook it over the campfire. There were kind locals who gave us some advice on fishing for trout and certain baits. Tree stumps were already around the fire, incase if the visitors didn’t bring chairs. If you are able to get the spot that is on the side of the stream, grab it! Being by the stream meant a constant peaceful sound of running water, and a couple trout to fish. The hatchery releases the fish throughout various parts whenever the fish are ready, meaning it may be hit or miss. The nearest town was only a 40-50 minute drive, Blairsville, and it was a scenic drive. Although the camp grounds are on the only road going up/down the mountain, there are enough trees and distance from the little road that you are not able to hear the few cars that drive by. There are two paths to get to this camp site, one is up a mountain which may be better suited for trucks or Jeep’s. The other path is the one that goes past the hatchery. I highly recommend this area and look forward to going back and having a relaxing trout fishing trip with a buddy. Some of the photos are of the campsite, including the surrounding region.