Anything but pocket-sized, The Pocket Recreational Area is surrounded by the rocky outcrops of both the Horn and Mill Mountains. Canvassed by the ever changing colors of hardwoods in Autumn months, this area’s know to paint quite an alluring portrait during the latter months of the year. And, with it’s string of primitive campsites available solely on a FCFS (first-come, first-served) basis, you’ll want to make the trek out early to gawk at the verdure-brushed backdrops canvassed by The Packet Recreational Area.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
26 sites
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at The Pocket Recreation Area.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Jason C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 31st, 2017

A hidden gem, The Pocket Campground is adjacent to Johns Mountain and located on a tributary of John's Creek that winds around the camping area. Heavily wooded sites offer more privacy than most developed camping areas.

The campsite has 26 spots with short paved aprons and gravel tent pads. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring with grill, and lantern post. Water is available throughout the site from communal spigots, but there are no RV hookups. No Electricity.

Bathrooms are flush toilets with sinks and were clean and stocked when we visited. The ranger in charge was nice and pointed out a few nearby hikes and landmarks for us.

Less than 2 miles away is Keown Falls, a beautiful and easy 2-mile hike great for kids!

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Dan B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 5th, 2017

stopped here in 2016 for a quick 1-nighter on the way to NE Tennessee. Great hidden camping area; deep in mosquitos - bring bug spray.

The Pocket Recreation Areastopped here in 2016 for a quick 1-nighter on the way to NE Tennessee. Great hidden camping area; deep in mosquitos - bring bug spray. Fills up pretty quick too, and the registration box was stuffed.
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December 5th, 2016
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
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34.585° N, 85.085° W
Tent / Van: 26 Sites
(Up to people per site)