Alerts & Notices


  • Road Maintenance: Pinhoti Trail at FSR 310
  • Temporary Closure: Leatherwood Loop Trail
  • Timber Harvest: Dry Creek Area
  • Closed: Locust Stake OHV
  • Temporarily Closed: Warwoman Dell Road
  • Construction: Fish Hatchery on FSR 69/Rock Creek Road
  • Update on Seasonally Closed Roads on the Blue Ridge District
  • CLOSED: Reed Mill Creek Road/ FSR 86D

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  • Lake Russell and Rabun Beach Swimming Areas Temporarily Closed


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.” 

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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