POCKET PICNIC SHELTER, GA

Pocket Picnic Shelter is a popular location for large groups that want to enjoy a secluded area. The densely forested area was a Civilian Conservation Corps camp from 1938 to 1942. Some remains of the old camp are still visible in the area.The picnic shelter is located off the Ridge...
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  • Drinking water is not provided at the picnic shelter
  • A permit is required to hold commercial events at the shelter
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PPS GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC 75 Accessible 22
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Pocket Picnic Shelter is a popular location for large groups that want to enjoy a secluded area. The densely forested area was a Civilian Conservation Corps camp from 1938 to 1942. Some remains of the old camp are still visible in the area.

Natural Features:

The picnic shelter is located off the Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway. The area is named for its unique geology formed when water-soluble limestone was eroded over time, dropping the ground level. The surrounding ridges, which contain iron ore are filled with pockets.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy the 3.5-mile Pocket Foot Trail that loops between the picnic area and a nearby campground. Interpretive signs are placed along the route, including a brief description of the area. It is a relatively wide path and a nice, easy walk.

Facilities:

The accessible picnic shelter is available for group use with a reservation. If the area is not reserved, it is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The facility can accommodate up to 75 people and 20 vehicles.

The site is equipped with tables and grills. Accessible vault toilets are also provided. Drinking water is available across the parking area, in the main picnic area.

Nearby Attractions:

The closest town is Dalton, Georgia, which is about 25 miles east of the picnic area. Dalton has numerous grocery stores, restaurants and gas stations available.

Booking Window
Sat Sep 06 2014 - Thu Sep 03 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Drinking Water
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Geological Attractions
  • Grills
  • Historic Sites
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking
  • Paved Roads
  • Tables
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $35.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $35.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.58417, -85.08111
34°35'3"N, 85°4'52"W

From I-75, take Exit 320 (LaFayette/Resaca) and head west on Georgia State Route 136 for approximately 14 miles. Turn left onto Pocket Road and continue approximately 7 miles. The recreation area is on the left. The second driveway leads to the picnic shelter.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

POCKET PICNIC SHELTER
6044 EVERETT SPRINGS ROAD
ARMUCHEE  GA  30105

Phone Number:

Information:  (706)695-6736
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