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HELP! Where to: Backpack N. Georgia/Tenn Border
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Jack Page
(TacomaJack09) - F

Locale: Nature
HELP! Where to: Backpack N. Georgia/Tenn Border on 05/11/2011 08:38:58 MDT Print View

Hello Campers!

I'm going down to ATL this weekend to visit my parents and on the way back up I want to go camping. Anybody know of any great primitive spots close to a stream/creek/river in the North Georgia Mountains or near the Tenn/Ga border? Looking for a secluded spot, to get away from everyone. Wouldn't mind doing some fishing while camping out either.

Places I've found:
Jacks River Falls
Bear Creek
Raven Cliff Falls

I've never been to any of these so any trip reports to those areas would be great!

Does anybody else find it hard locating information on disperse camping in certain areas? I can find all kinds of info on RV camping, but its a long shot for those who want to get away.

Thank you for the help! & Happy Camping!


Edited by TacomaJack09 on 05/11/2011 08:40:54 MDT.

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: HELP! Where to: Backpack N. Georgia/Tenn Border on 05/11/2011 09:49:53 MDT Print View

lakeshore trail area is nice right near fontana dam/bryson city. pretty secluded and great fishing. you could park at the dam and walk the lakeshore trail back towards the old mining town of proctor...

also panther creek area is pretty cool in north georgia. lots of people camp out by the falls, but there might be some good spots open on the rather large creek on your way to the falls or right after.

My fav place in the southeast is shining rock wilderness though, about 3.5 hours outside of atl near asheville. great sites but no water as it is mostly ridges and elevation of 5-6k feet

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(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: HELP! Where to: Backpack N. Georgia/Tenn Border on 05/11/2011 10:41:16 MDT Print View

Starr Mountain in the Lost Corral Recreation Area, overlooking the Hiawassee River has some nice secluded spots. Follow one of the drainage creeks heading north from the gravel road. Nice south facing cliff lines abound / camp in the woods for greater seclusion. There is decent rock climbing, swimming holes, boating, and fishing right there also.,ftc,2,fid,1646936,n,lost%20corral%20recreation%20area.cfm

Jack Page
(TacomaJack09) - F

Locale: Nature
THANK YOU! on 05/12/2011 06:47:26 MDT Print View

Thank you for the replies! I'm going to look into these areas. I've read about the Panther Creek Trail, may have to check that out. Thank you for the links as well, very helpful!

Happy Camping!

Andrew Wolff

Locale: Chattanooga
GA/TN Border Spots on 05/12/2011 17:59:10 MDT Print View

+1 For Panther Creek. I just camped on top of the falls 2 weekends ago with some fellow BLPers. There are plenty more fine camping areas in the along the Conasauga river on the way in and throughout the whole Cohutta wilderness in general too. Here's my Facebook TR for that trip:

Jack Page
(TacomaJack09) - F

Locale: Nature
Re: GA/TN Border Spots on 05/13/2011 07:51:35 MDT Print View

From Chattanooga, how do you get to the Panther Creek Trail head?

Thank you for the link, but for some reason its not working?? Not sure whats happening, it loads blank though? Maybe your privacy settings...

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: Re: GA/TN Border Spots on 05/13/2011 07:56:57 MDT Print View

that link will give you the gps coordinates of the trailhead.