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    I am planning on doing a section hike with my son through the Georgia portion of the trail in early october when it hopefully won't be as hot. He loves to hammock camp so that is the route we are going to take. I know in GSMNP you are required to stay in shelters unless they are full and that Hammocks have the same rules as tents. Nothing I have read so far leads me to believe there are any restrictions in GA but I wanted to be sure we could setup camp anywhere with trees strong enough to support the weight. I've only slept overnight in hammock a couple of times and am excited to give it a try on a longer trip.

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    You are right you can set up anywhere you like in Georgia and have a grea hike.
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    Hammock sites abound in Georgia. You shouldn't have a problem finding nice ones.

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    Where there is no "park" jurisdiction, the AT has no rules about hammock use. You pretty much only see these in managed parks. Same for other backcountry trails.

    My advice is to enjoy the ability to hike and setup camp late - because you're not dependent on finding a flat site, though there are many in Ga - and also sleeping in late, because its just so dang comfy and cozy in the a.m. - especially if you have a view. But that's just the way I roll, have a good time HYOH.

    But always use straps on trees and take underinsulation. My suggestion is that you also go without fire. Ga is very busy with hikers and firewood is hard to come by, and is evident when you see what some folks have done to try to make firewood. Just go without, there is other camper TV available.
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    For future reference, GSMNP has a ton of campsites without shelters that you can stay at and use hammocks. But if it has a shelter, you have to use it. Picture from a couple weeks ago.

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