If you're into the great outdoors, you've come to the right place. The Chattahoochee and the Oconee National Forests are great places to have fun and adventure doing the things you love to do such as: hunting and fishing; hiking, biking, and horseback riding; swimming, canoeing, and kayaking; nature study, photography, and viewing great scenery. More >>>
2013 Recreation Program Fee Accomplishment Report - This 2-page report highlights recreation facilitiy improvements that were accomplished with the support of fees collected at the recreation areas across the forest, special use permits, and passes.
Frequently Asked Questions - We get calls everyday asking about most of the outdoor activites available in our national forests. To help everybody out, we've put together a list of the most common questions with the answers. Please take a look here before you pick up the phone. You'll probably find the answer to your question.
Be Safe - The Chattahoochee-Oconee NF offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. From fly fishing on the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River to backpacking on the Appalachain Trail, there are many exciting adventures awaiting your visit to this national forest. Please keep in mind that all outdoor recreational activities on the Chattahoochee-Oconee NF, including activities at recreation sites, have inherent risks due to the natural setting in which they occur. We strongly encourage you to visit our regional Outdoor Safety in the South website before planning your trip. This site provides valuable information on weather safety, wildlife safety and much more. Always remember, your safety is your responsibility.
NOTICE: Beginning August 8, 2014, the Beasley Knob OHV Trail System will be closed for trail construction and maintenance. The Beasley Knob Trail System will be closed through the end of 2014 and into the normal closure period of January 1, 2015 until April 15, 2015. We apologize for the inconvenience as we work to make this trail system more sustainable and more enjoyable for the public. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Valencia Morris at (706) 745-6928.
The timber salvage operation has been completed, and the area is open for day-use. Beginning September 14, 2012, the area will be open from sunrise to sunset every day of the week, but remains closed to all camping.
The Brasstown Bald Visitor Center is closed for the winter. They will reopen April 2015. The trail and observation deck remain open year round. The road leading to the Brasstown Bald parking lot (Spur 180) may be closed by Georgia DOT during inclement winter weather.
March 6, 2015: The Whissenhunt OHV, Beasley Knob OHV, and Davenport Mountain OHV Trail Systems will remain closed until further notice, due to impacts from the latest snow event and wet weather. The OHV areas are tentatively scheduled to re-open April 1, 2015 if there are no additional weather impacts.
March 6, 2015: March 6, 2015: The Whissenhunt OHV, Beasley Knob OHV, and Davenport Mountain OHV Trail Systems will remain closed until further notice, due to impacts from the latest snow event and wet weather. The OHV areas are tentatively scheduled to re-open April 1, 2015 if there are no additional weather impacts.
Tucked away in the gap between Thunderstruck Mountain and Buzzard Roost Ridge, history is written in stone. Visit this special site where the people of long ago carved the stories and feelings into the boulders of Track Rock. Take this handy fact sheet with you.
At an elevation of 2,080 ft., in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northeast Georgia, visitors will find this campground complete with restrooms, picnic tables, grilles, camping pads and more. Positioned on the bank of the popular Tallulah River, this campground offers superb scenery and ambiance, earning it a “favorite” rating by locals. Whether looking for a place to relax and roast marshmallows with Fido and the family, or go exploring on one of the numerous adjacent hiking trails with a pal, rafting, paddling or planning on visiting neighboring sites like Moccasin Creek State Park, this campground has something for everyone.