This recreation area of more than 5000 acres contains the entire watershed for Basin Cove and is contiguous with Thurman-Chatham Game Lands and Stone Mountain State Park. This area has one of the Parkway?s larger campgrounds, a popular picnic area and more than 30 miles of hiking trails that access forested slopes, streams and backcountry in Basin Cove. The Cove is popular for fly-fishing, horseback riding (Grassy Gap fire road) and backcountry camping. The Basin Cove section of this area was home to an active community in the early Twentieth Century. A devastating flood in 1916 forced many people to leave. Parkway designers retained a solitary cabin that is visible from Wild Cat Rocks on the bluffs. It gives a somewhat misleading impression that this cabin existed in a virtual wilderness. Brinegar Cabin provides a glimpse into Appalachian farming/family life from 1885-1935.
- Open Saturday and Sunday only, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. May 24 - October 26.
- historic site
- picnic area (open May 9 - November 2)
- picnic areas is wheelchair accessible with assistance
- restrooms are wheelchair accessible with assistance
- some interpretive programs are wheelchair accessible
- some information is wheelchair accessible
- exhibits are wheelchair accessible