Jacks River Topo Map

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The Jacks River is a major headwater tributary to the Conasauga River. The two rivers parallel each other through the Cohutta Wilderness Area and offer excellent angling for wild rainbow, brown, and brook trout. From its headwaters until it joins the Conasauga River near the Georgia–Tennessee border, the Jacks River flows almost entirely through the public lands of the Chattahoochee National Forest and the Cohutta Wilderness Area. The Jacks River Trail follows the river for most of its length and will be part of any angling done on the river. When hiking the Jacks River Trail, be prepared to get wet. The trail fords the river more than 40 times, with some crossings waist deep even at normal flows. With so many river crossings, high water can pose a problem. The Penitentiary Branch Trail hits the river about midway, and the Beech Bottom Trail accesses the lower third of the river. Penitentiary Branch Trail is steep and difficult. The Beech Bottom Trail is a much more gradual climb, and although it is long, is an easy hike by Cohutta standards. Take the same precautions for the Jacks River listed in the Conasauga River site description. Plan your trip carefully and let someone know your itinerary. Do not drink the water without treating it first, and secure your valuables and vehicle at the trailheads. Key species: rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout.
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Crandall, Georgia

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