Originally Posted by UrsaMajor1887
I was at Unicoi last weekend (wet, but fun!) and asked the guy behind the at the Registration counter if hammocks were allowed even though I didn't have one with me. He said, "you can't put bolts, screws or nails in the trees; you can't damage the trees". I said, "I use tree huggers; 1.5" webbing and practice leave no trace camping". He said, "cool, as long as you don't damage the trees".
Up the hill and across from me (in the walk in area) there was a dude hanging (not a camping set up, just for lounging). He slept in a tent. I didn't get to talk to him, but the rangers didn't hassle him. He had slap straps I think. YMMV in GA parks.
I've hung at Unicoi twice in the past cople of years with no problems. That said, I needed to be in closer proximity to Young Harris College for commitments there so I've managed to line up a couple of places on campus that I can hang for free and with administration approval - can't beat that!