Alerts & Notices


  • Prescribed fire planned for today at 1320 acres 10 miles E of Cornelia GA
  • Prescribed fire today 1306 acres 12 miles SW of Eatonton GA along GA 212
  • Lake Russell WMA
  • Prescribed fire planned for today at 1152 acres 10 miles NW of Toccoa GA
  • Rocky Flats OHV Trail Reopened
  • Temporary Road Closure of Forest Service Road 332 and Forest Service Road 88
  • Pinhoti Trail Bike Race
  • Houston Valley OHV System Closed for Winter

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  • Locust Stake and Oakey Mountain OHV Trails Closed due to Weather


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

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.

Rules and Regulations for Forest Visitors

Rules and regulations play a role in protecting our natural resources and enhancing the experiences you have as a visitor to the national forests. Please take a few minutes to become familiar with some of the "rules of the road" we use.

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