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Fern Springs Day Use Picnic Area

Recreation - Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

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Summary

Fern Springs is a historic picnic area located in the Lake Russell Recreation Area, surrounded by white pines, hemlocks and old growth oak trees. Constructed by the Civil Conservation Corp in the 1930s, the area provides a great habitat for wildlife, perfect for viewing and fishing opportunities. The area is closed to public use.

Overview

Fern Springs is home to historical hand-constructed stone pavilions, walkways, bridges, water rills and stairways. 

Recreation

Lake Russell Recreation Area, located just five miles from the picnic area, offers a popular swimming beach and ample fishing opportunities.

Facilities

The area is closed to public use

Natural Features

Fern Springs is cradled by white pines, hemlocks and old growth oak trees and has a large grassy lawn and rich understory. The conditions provide a wonderful habitat for many bird species and animals, making the area a perfect spot for viewing wildlife.



The area was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 1930s and is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Campground Matrix

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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Nancytown Group
Recreation - Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
4.5mi
Lake Russell Recreation Area
Recreation - Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
5.1mi
Backcountry Campsites
Tallulah Gorge State Park
12.4mi
Pioneer Campsites
Tallulah Gorge State Park
12.4mi
Picnic Shelter
Tallulah Gorge State Park
12.4mi
Standard Campsites
Tallulah Gorge State Park
12.4mi 62%
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