Alerts & Notices


  • Reed Mill Creek Road Temp. Closed
  • Heavy Storms and Downed Trees Block Roads into Cohutta Mountains
  • Dry Creek Trail System Logging Operations
  • Forest Service Road 251 (Hickory Flats Cemetary Road) NOW OPEN
  • Don't Move Firewood!
  • Pinhoti Trail at Mack White Gap, Please Use Caution
  • Rocky Flats Trail Closed Indefinitely
  • Beasley Knob OHV Trail Project August 1, 2014 through March 15, 2015

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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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