You Can Hike, Picnic, And Swim At Jackrabbit Mountain, A Secluded Mountain Lake, In North Carolina

Where in North Carolina can you find something that appeals to everyone in the family, yet is secluded enough that the masses aren’t already planning to flock there as soon as lock down is lifted? If you have a brood that loves to hike, swim, mountain bike, canoe or kayak, camp overnight, and enjoy the great outdoors, then head to Jackrabbit Mountain Recreation Area.

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Stay up to date with the open/close status and learn more by checking the official page for Jackrabbit Recreation Area on the U.S. Forest Service website. To reserve a campsite, visit

Ever been to Jackrabbit Recreation Area for any of the above activities? Share you experiences in the comments!

Address: 465 Jack Rabbit Rd, Hayesville, NC 28904, USA