Cathy and I went up to The Pocket Recreation Area in the Chattahoochee National Forest, in the Conasauga District. The campground was really nice, with centrally located restrooms that had hot and cold running water and also water spigots scattered throughout. It’s a really pretty setting with a scenic creek running through, and the fall colors really made it idyllic. The campground was also well kept and clean.
Note: There are two “The Pocket”s, one is in the Crockford-Pigeon WMA west of Lafayette GA and the other noted above SE of LaFayette GA. Don’t get confused and plan a trip to the one, and end up at the other, or it will mess your planning up. I know, because that’s what happened to me. Who knew there would be two “Pocket”s located so close together??
We had the “pick of the litter” when we arrived for the most part. We chose well, a campsite both acceptably remote from its neighbors, one that had two excellent trees for hanging from, and close to the facilities!
We went on two pretty short hikes, an interpretive walk at the Pocket and then the loop trail at Keown Falls, just a few miles north. The falls were dry because of the lack of rain recently, but the views from john’s Mountain were pretty spectacular.