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Wilderness - 10 wilderness areas; over 100,000 acres of solitude! 


Be Safe - From fly fishing to backpacking to OHV riding your adventure awaits on the national forest. But the best adventures are safe adventures so checkout Outdoor Safety in the South before planning your trip. Always remember, your safety is your responsibility.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Beasley Knob OHV Trails Open to Visitor Open

As of Monday, October 3, 2016 trail 93B on the Beasley Knob OHV Trail System will be closed until further notice for maintenance. 
Boggs Creek Recreation Area Open to Visitor The timber salvage operation has been completed, and the area is open for day-use.  Beginning September 14, 2012, the area will be open from sunrise to sunset every day of the week, but remains closed to all camping.
Brasstown Bald Visitor Information Center Open to Visitor The Brasstown Bald Visitor Center will be open from March 19, 2016 through January 1, 2017 weather permitting. Please call 706-896-4137 if weather is questionable! 
Davenport Mountain OHV Trails Open to Visitor Open
Houston Valley OHV Trails Open to Visitor Houston Valley observes closures for several days after significant rainfall to protect the resource.  Call before you haul!
Locust Stake OHV Trail System Open to Visitor Loops 1-5 open for the season but may temporarily close due to weather conditions.
Oakey Mountain OHV Trails Open to Visitor
Roberts Bike Camp OHV Trails Closed to Visitor
Rock Creek ORV Trail Closed to Visitor Rock Creek OHV trail is temporarily closed while Murray County Road Department repairs Peeples Lake Road.
Rocky Flats OHV Trail Closed to Visitor Due to a sinkhole at the gate, Rocky Flats is currently closed.
Sumac Creek Shooting Range Open to Visitor
Tatum Lead ORV Trail Open to Visitor
Town Creek OHV Trails Closed to Visitor
Whissenhunt OHV Trails Open to Visitor Open
Windy Gap, Milma Creek, and Tibbs OHV Trails Open to Visitor The northern portion of Tibbs Trail has been decommissioned due to poor trail conditions.  There is no longer access to Tibbs Trail from the Lake Conasauga Overflow Campground.  Only the southern portion of Tibbs Trail  remains, with access via Milma Creek Trail from Windy Gap Trail.


Track Rock Gap Petroglyph Site

Photo 2 of the Track Rock Site after the 2010 Renovation

Visit this special site where the people of long ago carved their stories into the boulders of Track Rock.

Tallulah River Campground

Happy Campers Around Fire

At an elevation of 2,080 ft., on the banks of the Tallulah River, this campground is a favorite.

Areas & Activities