Chattooga River Ranger District 706-754-6221
Due to construction on the Anna Ruby Falls Trail; the upper trail and viewing deck is closed until further notice. Visitors may access the trail up to the lower platform. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Logging operations will occur on segments of the Dry Creek Trail system Monday through Friday during the winter months. The affected trail is Mount Joy #236, which is south of FS Road 226. Please use caution in the area on weekdays. No logging will occur on weekends.
Larry Holsomback, 706-695-6736 ext. 115
Tumbling Creek Road, Forest Service Road 22, will be closed beyond Dally Gap starting Monday, November 18 through January 30, 2014. Hikers and backpackers may still access the trailhead parking lot at Dally Gap. Road work will be performed on the section of Tumbling Creek road between Dally Gap and FS 22-A.
As part of our effort to better understand how people make use of our national forests, the U.S. Forest Service is conducting a National Visit Use Monitoring survey. As you drive through the Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests this year, you may see people in recreation areas or on some of the forest roads counting traffic and asking if you would be willing to participate in the survey. Participating is completely voluntary. We just want to let you know what's going on if you come across the surveyors. They have already begun the survey which will continue until September 2014. These folks are working under a contract between the Forest Service and the University of Tennessee. Your cooperation, understanding, and participation is appreciated.
The Scull Shoals Trail is closed indefinitely until it can be relocated to a more stable and safe location. The historic mill village site and other trails, such as the Boarding House Trail, remain open to the public.
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