The Forest Service reminds residents, visitors and campers that fireworks are prohibited on Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests.
Despite changes to Georgia's law regulating fireworks last year, the prohibition on national forest lands remains in place. The possession or discharge of all types of fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices is prohibited on all national forest lands year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. Regulations are enforced, and violation is punishable as a misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both.
Forest visitors are also reminded to ensure that all fires are extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving them.