Armuchee-Cohutta Ranger District
3941 Highway 76
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Phone: 706 695-6736
Located 8 miles east of Cisco, Ga. on Old Georgia Highway 2, Cottonwood
Patch Campground offers a year-round, primitive camping experience
near the Tennessee/ Georgia border for a variety of visitors.
The open field has no designated campsites but provides space for
a limited number of tents, campers and horse trailers. Fire rings
are scattered throughout the area and toilets and drinking water are
available as well. Amenities for equestrians include hitching posts
and a watering trough.
The 12-mile Iron Mountain Trail, accessible for both overnight and
day use from Cottonwood Patch, is a multi-use trail open to horses,
mountain bikes and hikers. The trail begins by fording the Conasauga
River and wanders past grassy wildlife openings as it winds its way
up a spur ridge of Iron Mountain.
After changing over to a gravel
road and descending to the river the trail crosses over into Tennessee
where it merges with the Conasauga River Trail. After a three-mile
trip upstream to the Sheeds Creek parking area the trail turns right
and crosses an iron bridge about a mile from Cottonwood Patch. Day-use
parking is located on the entrance road to the campground.
Directions from Atlanta: Go north on I-75 to exit
293 (Chatworth/White). Go north on Highway 441 to Chatsworth, Ga,
about 45 minutes from the interstate, and continue on Highway 441
about 11 miles to Cisco, Ga.. Continue past Cisco about 5 miles into
Tennessee and turn right onto Ladd Springs Road. Stay on Ladd Springs
Road for 9 miles, staying right at the fork in the road. Turn right
and go across a big, steel bridge and continue for 1 mile to Cottonwood
Patch Campground on right.
For more information:
Cottonwood Patch Campground