The Blue Ridge Ranger District is the central part of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The district office is on the north side of US Highway 76, 1.5 miles west of the intersection of US 76 and US 19 in the town of Blairesville, GA.
The Chattooga River Ranger District covers 261,035 acres in the northeast part of Georgia. Terrain ranges from the Piedmont in the southern part of the district to Georgia's second highest mountain, Rabun Bald at 4,696 feet above sea level. To the east is the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River. In the central part of the district are Lake Burton, Seed Lake, and Lake Rabun where you'll find the Rabun Beach Campground. In the western part of the district are the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River and the Upper Chattahoochee River Campground. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail passes through the district. There are many waterfalls across the district including the twin waterfalls of Anna Ruby Falls Scenic Area. Take your time exploring the district on this website and feel free to give them a call for more information.
Looking southeast from the Dukes Creek Falls recreation area we see Mount Yonah in the distance about 6 miles away.
The Conasauga Ranger District covers the western third of the Chattahoochee National Forest. A diverse set of landscapes make up the Conasauga district, from the ridges and valleys west of Interstate 75 to the Cohutta Mountains northeast of Chatsworh, GA.
As you'll find in the links below, this part of the forest offers some of the best scenery and outdoor recreational activities in north Georgia.
This beautiful 19-acre spring-fed lake resting near Grassy Mountain is the highest lake in Georgia. Families will enjoy camping in this quiet, rustic setting which offers cool summertime temperatures. Whether hiking to the Songbird Management area or to Grassy Mountain tower, fishing, or swimming, you will revel in this area rich in plants, birds and wildlife. Note: cell service is limited due to remoteness.
Approximately 60 miles southeast of Atlanta, the Oconee National Forest is an easy drive and has much to offer those in the heart of the state. Boasting group campsites, the largest lake in the state, and recreational opportunities galore, the Oconee District is one not miss.
The swimming area at Lake Sinclair is a great summer time get away.