For the adventurous, Georgia’s Blue Ridge has some of the wildest, most pristine wilderness areas in the eastern USA. In fact, the combined Cohutta/Big Frog Wilderness is the largest in the eastern USA. Waters abound here… rivers like Jacks River, the Conasauga River, creeks like Stanley Creek, Noontootla Creek, Fightingtown Creek and Cooper Creek lace through the forests. Hiking, backpacking, fishing, wildlife spotting and camping are all great experiences in these natural areas. Three Forks, the confluence of three mountain creeks, is the starting point area for the world famous Appalachian and Benton MacKaye Trails. Be prepared for wilderness, you can get lots of info and maps from the US Forest Service here. You can purchase detailed maps of these areas at the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce.
Waters to explore:
- Noontootla Creek & Three Forks
- Cooper Creek Recreation Area
- Cohutta Wilderness Waters
- Rich Mountain Wilderness & Aska Trails