The Strawberry Mountain section of the Pinhoti Trail between West Armuchee Road and East Armuchee Road is now open to all use after being temporarily closed because of a fire in the area. Forest Service Road 227 has been reopened as of 10/18/2016.
Chattooga River Ranger District 706-754-6221
Currahee Mountain Road gate has been closed until further notice. We will re-open the gate on Monday, November 21 for the Thanksgiving hunt in the Lake Russell WMA. The gate will then be closed again on Monday, November 28.
EXTREME DANGER - The Rock Mountain fire is burning the area of the Appalachian Trail from Dicks Creek Gap in Georgia to Rock Gap in North Carolina. The trail is closed to all access until further notice. Thru hikers should plan to shuttle around.
Tallulah River Campground, Tallulah River Road Corridor, Tate Branch Campground
Date(s): Nov 10, 2016
Tallulah River Road (FSR 70) in Rabun County is closed at the intersection of Persimmon Road. Access is restricted to residents and essential fire personnel only. Charlie's Creek Road off of Tallulah River Road is closed.
We are asking all non-residents to PLEASE stay away from the Rock Mountain Fire area, especially near Coleman River, Nichols or Tallulah River Roads. These areas are closed or being evacuated for safety reasons. Onlookers are preventing first responders and other personnel from doing their jobs safely and efficiently.
The Locust Stake OHV and Oakey Mountain OHV Trail on the Chattooga River Ranger District are temporarily closed due to the heavy precipitation across the area. Forest Service technicians will monitor the situation and will reopen the trail systems as soon a the trails dry out. Extended periods of rain are forcast for the weekend.
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.
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.”