Visitor Guide

The Pocket

Everett Springs Road,


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The Pocket recreation area in northwest Georgia is named for the low lying area of Horn and Mill Mountains surrounded by the steep ridges. It is the former site of Civilian Conservation Corp Camp F-16.  Visitors enjoy camping surrounded by vibrant colors of mountain laurel in the spring and brilliant tree colors in the fall.

At a Glance

Forest Service Information

Operational Hours: 24 hours.  Quiet hours 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted.  Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first served basis.
Fees Camping: $15/site/night
Open Season: April 1
Restrictions: Campsites are for 1 family or 5 adults.  Site must be occupied first night of stay.  Maximum two vehicles per campsite.  14-day limit.  Dogs must be leashed at all times.  Alcohol is prohibited in the entire Pocket Recreation Area.
Closest Towns: The nearest town, Dalton, GA, is approximately 25 miles east.  Campers will find numerous restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations available.
Water: Drinking water available at hydrants located throughout the campground.
Restroom: Flush Toilets
Passes: The Interagency Senior and Access Passes and the Golden Age and Access Passports are accepted.  These passes entitle the holder to a 50% discount on camping fees.Click here for detailed information on passes!
Information Center: Please contact the Conasauga Ranger District office at 706-695-6736.

Day Hiking

The 2.5 mile Pocket Trail is for foot travel only. It begins in the picnic area and end in the campground. The trail passes areas with seeps and springs. Take a leisurely walk and enjoy the landscape and forest of the Ridge and Valley area of northwest Georgia.

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy
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The Pocket Creek
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The Pocket Loop