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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
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 Open
Cottonwood Patch Campground Open to Visitor The campground has reopened as of Friday, June 26. Limited Services (no water) each year January through mid-March and November through December.
Davenport Mountain OHV Trails Open to Visitor Open
Houston Valley OHV Trails Open to Visitor  Call before you haul!  Houston Valley closes for 1-3 days after significant rain events to protect the resource.
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 Open to Visitor
Roberts Bike Camp OHV Trails Open to Visitor Open
Rock Creek ORV Trail Open to Visitor
Rocky Flats OHV Trail Open to Visitor Open
Sumac Creek Shooting Range Open to Visitor
Tatum Lead ORV Trail Open to Visitor Open
Town Creek OHV Trails Open to Visitor Open
Whissenhunt OHV Trails Open to Visitor Open
Windy Gap, Milma Creek, and Tibbs OHV Trails Open to Visitor Open


Track Rock Gap Petroglyph Site

Photo 2 of the Track Rock Site after the 2010 Renovation

Tucked away in the gap between Thunderstruck Mountain and Buzzard Roost Ridge, history is written in stone. Visit this special site where the people of long ago carved the stories and feelings into the boulders of Track Rock.
Take this handy fact sheet with you.

Please visit the Track Rock section of our website for complete details about who created the stone carvings, when, and why. Find out what they mean.

See photos taken before and after the 2010 site renovation.

Tallulah River Campground

Happy Campers Around Fire

At an elevation of 2,080 ft.,  in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northeast Georgia, visitors will find this campground complete with restrooms, picnic tables, grilles, camping pads and more. Positioned on the bank of the popular Tallulah River, this campground offers superb scenery and ambiance, earning it a “favorite” rating by locals. Whether looking for a place to relax and roast marshmallows with Fido and the family, or go exploring on one of the numerous adjacent hiking trails with a pal, rafting, paddling or planning on visiting neighboring sites like Moccasin Creek State Park, this campground has something for everyone. 

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