A good overview of some of the issues about which we are often asked. This page includes a Guide to Firearms Use, a Guide to Geocaching and Letterboxing, as well as links to safety information and Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Get the goods.>>>
Forest Supervisor's Orders
General Forest Orders: Re-issued and updated March 25, 2009, these orders cover a wide variety of prohibited activities.
Developed Recreation Areas: Re-issued and updated April 12, 2012, these orders pertain to activities in developed campgrounds and recreation sites.
Motor Vehicle Regulations: Re-issued and updated July 25, 2008, these orders govern the use of motorized vehicles in the Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests.
Possession of Controlled Substances: Issued June 1, 2010. Just what it says, the possession of controlled substances without a legal prescription from a registered/permitted practioner is prohibited.
Locust State OHV Restriction: Pertains to when parking is allowed, prohibits alcoholic beverages, and use of any vehicles when the area is closed.
NOTE: Locust Stake OHV area is closed indefinitely pending a future management assessment and decision.
Camping Restrictions in the Cohutta Wilderness: Camping in the vicinity of Beech Bottoms and Jacks River Falls is restricted to designated campsites during the period from November 1 to March 31. From April 1 to October 30, camping in this area is prohibited completely. Elsewhere in the Cohutta Wilderness, back country camping is still allowed.