Ed Jenkins National Recreation Area

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Ed Jenkins National Recreation Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Ed Jenkins National Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Ed Jenkins National Recreation Area
Map of the United States
Location Fannin and Union counties, Georgia (U.S. state), USA
Nearest city Morganton, Georgia
Coordinates 34°38′00″N 84°12′00″W / 34.63333°N 84.2°W / 34.63333; -84.2Coordinates: 34°38′00″N 84°12′00″W / 34.63333°N 84.2°W / 34.63333; -84.2
Area 23,330 acres (94.4 km2)
Established 1991
Governing body United States Forest Service
For the National Recreation Area in Nevada, see Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

Ed Jenkins National Recreation Area, formerly proposed as Springer Mountain National Recreation Area, is a National Recreation Area in Fannin and Union counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. Located in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, the national recreation area was established in 1991 by Public Law 102-458. It is administered by the U.S. Forest Service and contains approximately 23,330 acres (9,440 ha). Prior to its establishment the area was known as the proposed Springer Mountain National Recreation Area. Springer Mountain, near the center of the recreation area, is the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subchaper CXVIII - Ed Jenkins National Recreation Area and Coosa Bald National Scenic Area". U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Map of the Blue Ridge District, Chattahoochee National Forest" (PDF). U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved 30 April 2012.