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

 

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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

History of Fire in the Southern Appalachians

Creeping fire on Cohutta Wilderness

Fire has been an essential natural process in Southern Appalachian oak and pine forests for thousands of years, and its absence over the past century has transformed our forests. Learn more about the fascinating relationship between fire and forest here in Georgia.


Awareness in Autumn!

A child sports a blaze orange hat for safe hiking in autumn woods

Autumn is a fantastic time to enjoy the forest, and these tips can help you do it safely.


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Spotlights

Wilderness Rangers Pay It Forward

SAWS Rangers - Casey and James

The next time you visit the Chattahoochee National Forest, you might be fortunate enough to run into Casey and James -- our SAWS Rangers who are dedicated to wilderness stewardship.

New archeology work 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. 

 




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.



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