Recreation

Frequently Asked Questions - Got questions about the forest? Please take a look here before you pick up the phone. You'll probably find the answer to your question.


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.

Recreation Map

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Beasley Knob OHV Trails Closed to Visitor The Beasley Knob OHV Trail is closed for the winter season and will reopen mid-March weather permitting.
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 Closed to Visitor Brasstown Bald will close January 4, 2016 and will reopen April 2016. While the facilities are closed the summit trail and the observation deck are always open.  
 
Davenport Mountain OHV Trails Closed to Visitor The Davenport Mountain OHV Trail is closed for the winter season and will reopen mid-March weather permitting.
Houston Valley OHV Trails Closed to Visitor Houston Valley OHV trails are closed for the winter season. 
Locust Stake OHV Trail System Closed to Visitor All Locust Stake OHV trails are closed due to current trail conditions.  Loops 1-5 will reopen when required maintenance is complete and weather permits.
Oakey Mountain OHV Trails Closed 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 Due to wet conditions, the Trail System is temporarily closed in the interest of resource protection and public safety.
Whissenhunt OHV Trails Closed to Visitor The Whissenhunt OHV Trail is closed for the winter season and will reopen mid-March weather permitting.
Windy Gap, Milma Creek, and Tibbs OHV Trails Open to Visitor

Spotlights

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.