Alerts & Notices


  • Campfire Restriction on Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests
  • Pinhoti Trail Re-route at Strawberry Mountain
  • Temporary Closure: Lake Winfield Scott Swimming Area and Boat Ramp
  • Closed Roads in Cohuttas - Lake Conasauga Recreation Area Access Impacted
  • Temporarily Closed: Roberts Bike Camp
  • Temporarily Closed: Town Creek Trail System
  • Rough Ridge Trail Currently Closed
  • Lake Winfield Scott Water System Shut Off Due to Drought Conditions

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Weather Around the Forest

Check current weather around the forest and view our webcams on Brasstown Bald. Get information about special alerts from the National Weather Service, fire, drought, and real-time surface water flows in Georgia.

Fire Danger Rating

Check out this fire danger rating map from the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC). Updated daily around 2:30pm and links to the GFC fire weather system web page for more details.

Public Notices

Cooper Creek Watershed Project Information

The Forest Service is asking the public for feedback on a draft environmental analysis and proposed plan to restore healthier conditions to the Cooper Creek watershed.  Learn more about this project.

“Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act of 2015” maps

View maps as introduced and subject to change entitled “Priority Land Adjustments, State of Georgia, U.S. Forest Service—Southern Region, Oconee and Chattahoochee National Forests, U.S. Congressional Districts—8, 9, 10 & 14” dated September 24, 2013, that are part of 114th Congress, H.R. 470 “Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act of 2015.” 

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