Jacks River Fields Campground

Epworth, Georgia 30541

Jacks River Fields Campground

Jacks River Fields Campground Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Forest Service should consider renaming this campground. For starters, it is on South Fork Jacks River, not the Jacks River. And the days of this streamside area being fields are just about over. The forest is reclaiming the fields that once ran down this ridge-rimmed valley. But what’s in a name? What we do have here is a small, pretty campground in a quiet nook of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Water- and land-based recreation is immediately at hand. If you like hiking long trails, two of the longest in the Southeast converge in this area.

South Fork Jacks river is born on Flat Top Mountain to the southeast. This mountain also forms the eastern flank of the valley. Pink Knob and the ridge on which it stands border the river to the west. Chilly mountain waters flow from these high ridges. the campground lies in a flat where a small, unnamed stream meets South Fork Jacks River."

Jacks River Fields Campground Trip Reports

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Well, seclusion is one thing this place certainly has. Alas, I'm not entirely certain it still qualifies as a campground. I realize that the guide says it's only open thru October, and my stay was on 11/1/07, but I seriously doubt that this place had a well and a toilet, even a porta-john, the day before I arrived. Or a month before, for that matter. There were no signs of the pump well, and no signs of any kind of toilet. The only thing there *were* signs of was drunken idiots. They had left beer cans and trash strewn all over several of the campsites. Lucky for me, there were no other "campers" there the night I was there, as I'm not a big fan of drunken idiots. At any rate, there's lots of solitude there, but not much else, so bring your own tp & shovel, and I'd recommend avoiding the place on weekends unless you enjoy hanging with the "partying" crowd.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
Additional Use
706-695-6736, www.fs.usda.gov/conf
Local Contacts
Fees per Night
Vault toilet

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