The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is located in central Georgia and northern Georgia.
Where is this Forest?

The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests provide the finest outdoor recreation opportunities and natural resources in Georgia. Featuring nearly 867,000 acres across 26 counties, thousands of miles of clear-running streams and rivers, approximately 850 miles of recreation trails, and dozens of campgrounds, picnic areas, and other recreation activity opportunities, these lands are rich in natural scenery, history and culture. The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.


American Indian Partners Work to Protect Track Rock Gap

Muscogee Creek Nation and Forest Service at Track Rock Gap

The Track Rock Gap rock art and stone landscape sites on the Chattahoochee National Forest were created by the ancestors of Creek and Cherokee people beginning more than 1,000 years ago.  Learn more about how the Forest Service works closely with Creek and Cherokee tribal governments to manage, protect and better understand these important, sacred ceremonial sites. 

Welcome to Brasstown Bald, Georgia's Highest Mountain

Fall Color - WebCam view from Brasstown Bald, 10/16/2010

Brasstown Bald, located in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, is a great place to visit and bring your family! The mountain offers spectacular views, cool mountain air temperatures, beautiful scenery, and a visitor center with a number of interactive exhibits and video presentations.

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Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project Yields Tangible Results

Two smiling old hunters wearing orange vests and hats with shotguns, their dog, and a ruffed grouse.

Investing in wildlife habitat improvement not only benefits the wildlife, it also improves our quality of life and can stimulate the local outdoor sporting industry. Win, win, win.

Conservation Partners Save Georgia Aster from Endangered Status

Purple Georgia aster flower in the foreground and some in the backgroun

The wide-spread but rare Georgia aster was headed for the endangered species list. Find out how the effective work of several groups have lead to a good recovery. 


2015 Fishing Rodeo & Jakes Day

Young child fishing on a lake in the forest.

On Saturday May 2, 2015 children and families are invited to the 2015 Annual Fishing Rodeo & Jakes Day at Miller Creek Lake from 8:00am – 2:00pm.

Gun Laws: Just the facts

Recent changes to gun laws have led to confusion about where guns are allowed. See our "Guide to Firearms Use."

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