Logging operations will be occurring on segments of the Dry Creek Trail System weekdays starting July 7 for approximately three weeks. Affected trails include Loblolly # 238, south of FS road 216, and Mount Joy # 236 between Dry Creek and Loblolly Trails. No logging will occur on weekends.
Firewood can have non-native invasive insects, plant seed, or other diseases you may unknowingly be spreading by bringing your own firewood from your local area to the Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests. Learn more about this important issue here.
Beginning June 3rd, Pinhoti Trail users are urged to use caution along the section of trail that follows Forest Service road 254 near Mack White Gap. Logging operations on a timber sale will bring heavy equipment and log trucks into the area for approximately 6 weeks.
Valencia Morris on the Blue Ridge Ranger District at (706) 745-6928
Beginning August 1, 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 March 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.
Chattooga River Ranger District 706-754-6221
Overflow Road (FS Road 86) is closed until further notice, from Westfork Campground to the intersection of Tottery Pole Road (FS Road 86 C) due to hazardous road conditions. There is an alternative route via Hale Ridge Road, NFSR 7.
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.
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.