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    Augusta, GA...Ideas?

    I live in the augusta ga area and i was wondering if any one had any suggestions for hikes or one nighters around this area in one or two hour drive radius


    Thanks

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    If you don't mind a little drive into SC, check out Congaree National park, great places to hang, no charge, great trails through the swamp, lots of wildlife, even a boardwalk loop that's over 2 miles long with lot's of neat thing to look at. Not the usual type of place people think of when looking for a place to hike, since it is all flat, but it is a great place nonetheless! Check it out http://www.nps.gov/cong

    Oh and it is a great place for some flat water conoeing and kayaking!!
    Relax, monsters under the hammock are easily distracted by twister-playing squirrels.

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    thanks man i'll for sure check it out

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    hey i was looking at the website and i didnt notice any where where they mention camping...i see they have 10 mile trail that would be perfect for an over nighter...do they allow back country camping anywhere?

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    A little further, but the area around Ellicot Rock of the Chatooga River is one of my favorite spots. It's right at the GA/SC/NC line.

    -Burrells Ford is a hike in campground down a forest road. I sometimes take a wagon to carry a cooler or kids gear.
    -East Fork River and Ellicott Rock area have a few designated campsites but I prefer to stealth camp here.

    Lots of designated hiking trails and short hikes to waterfalls in this area.

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    Yeah, nacra, i have been planning on taking a trip to the chatooga river area from some time now but just cant find the time or some one to who is dedicated enough to go...thanks for the heads up tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanewalker10 View Post
    hey i was looking at the website and i didnt notice any where where they mention camping...i see they have 10 mile trail that would be perfect for an over nighter...do they allow back country camping anywhere?
    They have two designated campgrounds, one right at the parking area, with porta-potties right there if you want to use them, another about a half a mile walk from the parking area and you can camp anywhere in the back country as long as you are a certain distance from the trails and such. Me and Ricegravy (another member here) did an overnight canoe trip through the swamp and it was great for hammocking, but let me tell you, we would have been miserable if we had tried tents!
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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...light=congaree

    Check this out, this is the trip report from mine and Ricegravy's canoe trip, just do a search for congaree on this site and you'll see many trip reports from our many group hangs there, keep an eye out, seems to me that it is about time for us to plan another congaree swamp hang!!
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    alright thanks man...i'll def. check it out...how often do yall do group hangs? im new to this site

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    hangs are somewhat random. You'll see annual hangs occuring at the same time each year and then there are hangs that may be put together a few months to a couple of days out.

    Just to throw it out there, we have recently hanged on Goat Island in Lake Greenwood. Although you need a boat to access the island, if a large enough crowd is coming, hopefully will have a motor boat to get those that don't have a boat. Thanks to Dameon for the last hang, he helped out with shuttling a few folks over. Worst case scenario. . . we can hook up the "redneck-ski" once again (picture jetski & canoe) !
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