Pickett State Park and Forest 10/15/11

Our latest adventure included a weekend camp at Pickett State Park just north of Jamestown, TN.  From Knoxville we headed north up I-75 and took the Oneida exit.  This way took us through the scenic Big South Fork area.  I’ve always loved this area since camping with the grandparents at a young age.  I didn’t realize how close Pickett was to the Charit Creek Lodge until passing the signs just before the Pickett entrance.  The Pickett State Park area is really nice and had lots of hiking trails, caves, and a neat suspended bridge over the water area.  Our trail ride through the forest led us by some scenic views and other natural formations that could only be accessed via off road vehicle.  I’ve included some pictures from the trail ride below.  It was a great time with family and friends.

 

The trail took us about 10 miles into the forest and proved to be a good challenge for the five vehicles that came.  Part of the trail shown here continued up an old dual wheel car hauling trailer.  The tightest fit was our 2007 JK with a 78″ track width.  I’d say anyone with full size axles could possibly have some trouble here as there is no way we saw around this obstacle

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