Camping, Hiking, Cooking, Near Big Frog Wilderness in TN
READ THE DIRECTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS OVER GOOOOD!! IT WILL BE EASY TO GET LOST!! AND WATCH YOUR ODOMETER!! WHEN YOU LEAVE 411 AT CISCO ITS 17 MILES OF DIRT ROAD! AFTER YOU CROSS IRON BRIDGE JACKS RIVER YOU WILL HAVE ABOUT TWO MILES OF BAD POTHOLES BE CAREFUL! AFTER POT HOLES TURN RIGHT ON 221 TO COPPER HILL ITS 6 MILES TO CAMP! IF YOU COME UP BEHIND POWER HOUSE OFF 64 ON fs 45 GO TO TOP OF MT TURN RIGHT ON 221 WEST GO 6 MILES TO CAMP!!
This will be a blast ! Car camping means you drive to your site! Bring everything you need!
This will be primitive, no privy... no running water, but on a very nice stream to filter and swim, preferably downstream lol!
We will arrive whenever you want to, set up cook Friday night and Sat night hike on Saturday, to Big Frog Mt! This is a 10 mile round trip! Rated STRENOUS!
We will either do pot luck or I'll do meals one night and breakfast on Sunday!
If you google big creek trailhead big frog wilderness you can get directions!
If you have never done car camping with this group you are in for a treat !
PLEASE PLEASE READ THESE DIRECTIONS NOW! if you come from Mansell area you go to copperhill tennessee, through town to highway 64 about three miles turn left on 64 GOING west,, go past ocoee whitwater center, a big commmercial place for kayaking about a mile past it is #3 powerhouse, big concrete bridge over river on left, go across bridge, past powerhouse, turn left on dirt road FS road 45 go three miles to a dead end that is FS road 221 turn right go about five miles to camping area, you will see us there! on both sides of the road! if your coming up from atlanta area, you take 411 all the way to cisco Ga turn right, at cisco babtist church and highway two (2) THEN YOU HAVE ABOUT 14 MILES OF DIRT ROAD, THE FIRST FEW MILES HAVE SOME BIG POT HOLES, BUT AFTER YOU TURN ON 221 ITS OKAY BUT FOR ABOUT 10MILES WATHC OUT ESP. IF YOU HAVE ALOW PROFILE VEHICKLE BE CAREFU;/ GO OVER TWO RIVER BRIDGES FIRST IS CONCRETE SECOND IS AN OLD IRON BRIDGE, TURN RIGHT ON THAT ROAD GO THREE MILES TO 221 TO COPPERHILL TURN RIGHT ON THAT ROAD , NO YOU ARE NOT GOING TO COPPERHILL, GO 6 MILES TO CAMPING AREA! please read updates at least weekly
if you want an easier but longer way to go, 30 minutes 20 miles longer from Atlanta take 411 all way to highway 64 in tennessee, turn east towards Murphy NC, go to whitewater put in area on 64 ocoee river when yo see a sign says thunderrock campground on 64 turn right go acrooss bridge go around building turn left go three miles to stop sign turn right go five miles you cant miss us on both sides of road! at the creek crossing! you can drive any vehicle on this road no pot holes but its gravel after you leave 64! Remember we are hiking 10 miles on Sat morning (I think)! maybe 12 so be prepared! I was there yesterday just posted a new pic!! lol IT IS BEAR COUNTRY