Mobile App for the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests

Updated December 16, 2014 - Version 1.4.0
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This is the official mobile app for the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests focused on outdoor recreation information. Intended for anyone who visits Georgia’s two national forests, the app is equally useful for people who regularly visit the forest and those who are exploring the forest for the first time. Now you can have all the information you need in the palm of your hand to help you navigate and experience Georgia’s two national forests. This FREE app includes 48 recreation sites and provides information about their facilities and opportunities for hiking, camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, boating, off-roading, horseback riding, mountain biking, and sightseeing. The app is free and is available for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.

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A small version of the promotional flyer for the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests mobile app.

Features

Features of the app include:

Sliding row of activity icons - Select the icons for the activities that interest you and the app will display the recreation sites that offer the combination of activities you have chosen. You can also view your favorite rec sites by selecting the appropriate icon at the end of the row.

Interactive map – Recreation sites are shown as markers based on the combination of icons you choose in the activity slider. Icons at the top of the screen provide help and allow you to reset the map and pinpoint your current location.

List view – Recreation sites can also be viewed as a scrollable list that can be filtered by activities and sorted.

News & Information – Stay informed about current forest news, events and alerts.

Recreation site details – A variety of information and tools are available for each rec site:

  • Photographs depicting various features and amenities
  • Site descriptions including amenities, hours, fees and directions
  • Displayed text can be adjusted to one of three different sizes
  • Latitude and longitude coordinates linked to an interactive map
  • Phone numbers for emergency help and more information
  • Mark your favorite recreation sites and easily view them with the touch of an icon
  • Navigation and turn-by-turn directions to each site (GPS and Internet connection required)
  • Weather information including three day forecast and radar
  • Share your favorite sites with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers
  • Answers to the questions most often asked -- the things to know before you go

*Streaming Web cameras – See the current view from Brasstown Bald, the tallest mountain in Georgia and one of the most popular recreation sites in the national forests.

*Additional main navigation button to webcams

*Refresh indicators for recreation sites and news lists

*News updates notifications

*Updated photo slider

*Weather information including 3-day forecast and radar images for each recreation site

*Minor performance enhancements

*Minor bug fixes

 

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Where to Get It

In the Google Play Store for Android devices.
Scan this QR code with your Android device to find the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests Mobile App on the Google Play store.
QR Code - Mobile App in Google Play Store

In the Apple iTunes App Store.
Scan this QR code with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, to find the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests Mobile App on the App Store.
QR Code - Mobile App in Apple iTunes Store

Devices and OS Requirements

Android smart phones and tablets running version 2.3.3 and higher of the Android operating system.
Apple iOS devices:  iPad 1, iPad 2, New iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5 running version 5.1 and higher of the Apple mobile operating system.

GPS and Navigation Requirements

Some portions of the base map are saved in your device (cached) but will not update unless you have a network connection either through your phone network provider or a wi-fi connection. GPS navigation systems may suggest taking routes that are impassible or unsafe. Many recreation areas do not have street addresses, which is why our app provides latitude and longitude coordinates.

About the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests

The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests feature nearly 867,000 acres across 26 counties, hundreds of miles of clear-running streams and rivers, 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. The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests is part of the Southern Region, with the Forest Supervisor’s office in Gainesville, Georgia, managing four District units in Blairsville (Blue Ridge District), Lakemont (Chattooga River District), Chatsworth (Conasauga District), and Eatonton (Oconee District).