|Jacks River Fields Campground - General Information
|Campground Camping - This campground is located along the south fork of Jacks River, which is a native seasonal trout stream. 7 tent campsites in main camping area, with limited sites in rear of campground. 1 ADA accessible vault restroom. Gravel loop through camping area. Campsites has standard amenities including grill, picnic table, lantern post, etc.
Horse Camping - 7 sites in main campground and limited sites in rear of campground. Horses must be tied to hitching posts provided. Please bring your own rope. Horse trailer parking in rear of recreation area across creek. A horse watering station is provided. The trailhead for South Fork and Pinhoti trails is located here--be alert, these are multi-use trails open to hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.
Reservations are not required. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Camping Fee: $5 per site per night
Open Season: Year-round 24 hours. Quiet hours from 10 pm to 6 am. However, January through March the campground is only accessible from Blue Ridge, GA.
|Restrictions: Road and campground access limited to recreational vehicles less than 24 feet. FS 64 is closed west of the campground from January through March, so the campground is only accessible from Blue Ridge, GA during these months.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 16 miles east in Blue Ridge, GA, where there are several restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations.
Water: No Drinking water
Restroom: 1 ADA vault facility
Passes: The Interagency Senior and Access Passes and the Golden Age and Access Passports are accepted. These passes entitle the pass holder to a 50% discount on camping fees.
|River and Stream Fishing - Hickey Gap is a popular place with anglers. Mill Creek, running through the campground, is a year round trout stream and stocked Spring through Fall.
Mountain Biking - Sumac Creek Trail, approx 15 minutes North on FS 17, is ideal for mountain biking.
Day Hiking Trails - There are no trails directly connected to the campground. However, there are a few in the vicinity, and within a half hour drive. They are: Hickory Creek (8.6 miles), Sumac Creek Trail (12 mile loop) and Murray's Lake (0.8 mile).
|Contact, Directions and Jacks River Fields Longitude & Latitude
|USDA Forest Service, Conasauga Ranger District office - Phone: 706-695-6736 Address: 3941 Highway 76, Chatsworth, GA 30705
Office hours: Monday - Friday at 8 am - 12 Noon & 1 pm - 4:30 pm. Closed noon to 1 pm.
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests - Phone: 770 297-3000
Address: 1755 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville, GA 30501
Office hours: Tuesday - Friday at 9 - 12 & 1-4 - Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
Jacks River Fields GPS Location: Latitude is 34.863417 and Longitude is -84.520124.
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