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

 
 
 
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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Features

Looking for a shady spot to beat the heat?

Helton Creek Falls cascade into a pool at the base of the falls.

Find detailed information about camping and other recreation opportunities available for you on Georgia’s national forests.


Welcome to Brasstown Bald, Georgia's Highest Mountain

Fall Color - WebCam view from Brasstown Bald, 10/16/2010

Brasstown Bald, located in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, is a great place to visit and bring your family! The mountain offers spectacular views, cool mountain air temperatures, beautiful scenery, and a visitor center with a number of interactive exhibits and video presentations.


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Spotlights

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.

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. 

 




Conservation Partners Save Georgia Aster from Endangered Status

Purple Georgia aster flower in the foreground and some in the backgroun

The wide-spread but rare Georgia aster was headed for the endangered species list. Find out how the effective work of several groups have lead to a good recovery. 

Gun Laws: Just the facts

Recent changes to gun laws have led to confusion about where guns are allowed. See our "Guide to Firearms Use."



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