The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is located in central Georgia and northern Georgia.
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Celebrating 80 Years! ~1936-2016~

The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests provide the finest outdoor recreation opportunities and natural resources in Georgia. Featuring nearly 867,000 acres across 26 counties, thousands of miles of clear-running streams and rivers, approximately 850 miles of recreation trails, and dozens of campgrounds, picnic areas, and other recreation activity opportunities, these lands are rich in natural scenery, history and culture. The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.




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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.

Every Kid in a Park

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Fourth graders and their families can now visit 14 awesome recreation sites across the Forests free of charge. Print your pass today and let the adventure begin!

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Archeology work to continue at 17th century American Indian site

Clay sherd, probably from a tobacco pipe, found during excavations on March 9, 2015.

Around the year A.D. 1600, a house burned at a family farmstead in a remote valley in Northeast Georgia. Additional excavations in 2016 will help tell this story.

Improving Trails through Collaboration: Aska Trail System

Co-Trails partners with USFS staff on the Aska Trail System

Recently, the Aska Trail System near Blue Ridge, GA underwent major improvements designed to increase safety and sustainability. 


Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project Yields Tangible Results

Two smiling old hunters wearing orange vests and hats with shotguns, their dog, and a ruffed grouse.

Investing in wildlife habitat improvement not only benefits the wildlife, it also improves our quality of life and can stimulate the local outdoor sporting industry. Win, win, win.

Trail Volunteers Work in the Footsteps of John Muir

The Logan Turnpike Trail follows the route of an early 1800′s toll road once traversed and written about by John Muir. Learn about efforts to preserve it.

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