The Pocket Recreation Area Family Picnic Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This area has 12 picnic tables with pedestal grills.  A drinking fountain is the only source of water.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day use.
Fees Free
Open Season: Open year-round
Restrictions: No group activities.  Alcohol is prohibited in the entire Pocket Recreation Area.
Water: Drinking fountain centrally located.
Restroom: Vault



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Day Hiking

Two trails are open to hikers.  The 1 mile Pocket Interpretive Trail begins and ends at the group picnic shelter.  The 2.6 mile Pocket Loop trail, marked by lime green blazes, begins in the picnic area and meanders through the campground.  Colorful azaleas, dogwoods, sourwoods and mountain laurel enhance the area with vibrant springtime color.  A rich mixture of hickory, maple, oak, beech, and yellow poplar provide brilliant fall color for autumn leaf watching enthusiasts.  Deer and wild turkey may be spotted in many of the isolated coves or along the ridges surrounding the campground.

Hours of Operation: Day use.


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