Ball Field Dispersed Camping Area

Area Status: Open

A large grassy field located approximately 1 mile from Lake Conasauga Recreation area.  Primitive camping--no amenities.  Campers may utilitize Lake Conasauga recreation opportunities by parking in the picnic area parking lot, which has a $5 parking fee, or the boat ramp parking area.  Emery Creek trail departs from the Ball Field, and Tearbritches Trailhead is just across the road for those interested in Cohutta Wilderness hiking.

Emery Creek Trail map



At a Glance

Fees: Free
Open Season: Mid-March - December 31
Closest Towns: Chatsworth or Ellijay are approximately an hour away, so campers should shop for supplies, including water,  before driving to the Ball Field.
Water: None
Restroom: None

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Group Camping

Large open grassy field - no amenities
No. of Sites Dispersed
Reservation Info None Required

Dispersed Camping

Large open grassy field - no amenities

Day Hiking

Emery Creek Trail:  this 7 mile hiking trek is not a loop trail.