Keown Falls Picnic Area and Trailhead


A fabulous day-hiking opportunity for young and old awaits visitors at the Keown Falls Recreation Area.  With picnicking, dramatic vistas and a hike to the Keown Falls and overlook that even Grandma can handle, this little gem is sure to become one of your favorite waterfall viewing spots.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day-use area open year-round.
Fees Free
Restrictions: No group activities permitted due to limited space and amenities.
Closest Towns: The closest towns are Dalton, GA, to the east and Lafayette, GA, to the northwest.
Water: No drinking water is provided at this time
Restroom: 1 vault facility
Information Center: Please contact the Conasauga Ranger District at 706-695-6736 for more information.

General Information


From I-75 Exit 320 near Resaca, GA, go west on highway 136 for 7 miles.  At stop sign, turn right to stay on highway 136 for another 7 miles.  Turn left on Pocket County Road and continue for 5 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 702 and proceed 0.6 miles to picnic area.

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14 Picnic sites with one fully ADA compliant picnic area, are available to visitors on a first come, first serve basis.

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