Anyone in or around Tellico Mountain in TN know what the regulations are for hammocks in Cherokee National Forest? I am planning on going up and hiking out probably the Bald River Falls trail (CNF Trail 88) and camping along the trail with my wife, son and daughter this weekend. I had my wife call the Tellico Ranger station to ask a few question about local regulations there. When she mentioned hammocks they immediately informed her that hammocks were not allowed. I find this hard to believe when I have yet to run across anything about this. I have often gotten very conflicting reports from ranger offices when asking questions and typically find that they have almost no clue as to what exactly the law states in regards to a lot of this stuff.
So does anyone have some insight on this or can point me to somewhere that I can print out the specific regulations. The ranger office also said that you need a Tellico daily fishing permit to fish anywhere in Tellico Mountains; however, straight from the TWRA website, the permit is only needed on Tellico River, Citico Creek and Green Cove Pond and NOT required for Bald River which is what we asked about.