Major Washout Closes Much Of The Boardwalk At The Pocket Wildflower Viewing Area

Friday, April 5, 2019

A major washout has closed much of the boardwalk at The Pocket spring wildflower viewing area.

The boardwalk leading to the waterfall is closed.

However, the circular section of boardwalk at the entrance to the wildflowers is still open.

The wildflowers are currently at their peak with masses of Virginia bluebells, celandine poppies and white trilliums as well as many other varieties.

With recent repeated and heavy rains, there was a washout in the steep, narrow road that leads from the parking area to the top of the falls. It happened about halfway up, leaving a gap about four feet deep and 25 feet long. 

The mudslide also took down several large trees, including some that fell on the boardwalk.

The Pocket is off Hog Jowl Road in McLemore's Cove near LaFayette, Ga.


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