Big Frog Area

View of Big Frog Mountain Area of Cherokee National Forest

This area is known for solitude and backcountry adventure, with Big Frog Wilderness being a destination for backpacking, day-hiking and hunting.

The area offers about 35 miles of backcountry trails, some of which climb to over 4,000 feet. In addition to the backcountry hiking opportunities, the area is also managed as a Black Bear reserve.  Try snorkeling at Conasauga River, renowned for remarkable fish viewing. Pitch a tent at Tumbling Creek or Sylco Campgrounds.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Big Frog Area

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Big Frog Area

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Big Frog Area

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Big Frog Area

Horse Riding

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Big Frog Area


Areas for Swimming at Big Frog Area

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