Ed Jenkins National Recreation Area
|Ed Jenkins National Recreation Area|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
View from Springer Mountain
|Location||Fannin and Union counties, Georgia (U.S. state), United States|
|Nearest city||Morganton, Georgia|
|Area||23,330 acres (94.4 km2)|
|Governing body||United States Forest Service|
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.
- "Subchaper CXVIII - Ed Jenkins National Recreation Area and Coosa Bald National Scenic Area". U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
- "Map of the Blue Ridge District, Chattahoochee National Forest" (PDF). U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved 30 April 2012.