The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is located in central Georgia and northern Georgia.
Where is this Forest?



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.



Twitter logoflickr logoFacebook logoYoutube logoApp Logo for play storeemail logo



Cooper Creek Watershed Project Information

Learn more about the draft environmental assessment and proposed plan to restore healthier conditions to the Cooper Creek watershed.

Every Kid in a Park

EKIP Logo circle graphic

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!

View All Features


Community collaborates to help prevent pine beetle outbreaks

Southern pine beetle impact

More work is needed to stave off the southern pine beetle, one of the most destructive insect pests of pines – so the agency has turned to forest stakeholders for ideas.

Partners create new model for heavily used Appalachian Trail

Georgia Appalachian Trail Club volunteers build the base of a new moldering privy on Hawk Mountain.

A beloved trail suffering from heavy, concentrated use. A solution leveraging strengths, partnerships and new ideas.


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. 

View All Spotlights