The Forest Service reminds residents, visitors and campers that all types of fireworks are prohibited on Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests.
Despite recent changes to Georgia's law regulating fireworks, the prohibition on National Forest System lands remains in place.
Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited on 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, and to check local weather forecasts and the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests website for safety alerts.