Alerts & Notices


  • Season Start: Upper Chattooga River Boating
  • Oakey Mountain ORV
  • Temporary Closure: FSR 259 C
  • Temporary Closure: Calf Stomp Rd, Tickanetely Rd, Rock Creek Branch
  • Closed: Dry Creek Trail
  • Road Maintenance: Pinhoti Trail at FSR 310
  • Temporary Closure: Leatherwood Loop Trail
  • Closed: Locust Stake OHV

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Weather Around the Forest

Check current weather around the forest and view our webcams on Brasstown Bald. Get information about special alerts from the National Weather Service, fire, drought, and real-time surface water flows in Georgia.

Fire Danger Rating

Check out this fire danger rating map from the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC). Updated daily around 2:30pm and links to the GFC fire weather system web page for more details.

Public Notices

“Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act of 2015” maps

View maps as introduced and subject to change entitled “Priority Land Adjustments, State of Georgia, U.S. Forest Service—Southern Region, Oconee and Chattahoochee National Forests, U.S. Congressional Districts—8, 9, 10 & 14” dated September 24, 2013, that are part of 114th Congress, H.R. 470 “Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act of 2015.” 

Camping Restrictions in the Cohutta Wilderness

Due to very heavy use and impacts in the vicinity of the area known as Beech Bottoms in the Cohutta Wilderness, changes to past camping practices were implemented in November of 2006. Get the whole story here.

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