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.

Recent News


Striking a Balance for the Locust Stake OHV Trail System

This popular trail system was loved to death. Now, the Forest Service is moving ahead to improve the safety and sustainability in an effort provide a place for off-road riding while protecting natural resources. View the latest fact sheet.

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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Dick Rightmyer Honored by Society of American Foresters

Photo of Dick Righmyer, Forest Soil Scientist for the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests

The Society of American Foresters recognized the work of Dick Rightmyer for his contributions to the forestry profession this year. Meet Dick and why he’s outstanding in his field.

Are You Picking Up Hitch Hikers You Don't Even Know About?

Photo of the Sirex Wood Wasp on a pine needle

When you travel from one area to another, it's possible you may have picked up insects or other diseases without knowing it. Learn about this important issue.


Information on Legislation Regarding Camp Frank D. Merrill Land Transfer

Thumbnail of map of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill is a military facility used by the U.S. Army for training purposes. Learn more about this cooperative effort between the U.S. Forest Service and the Army.

Interactive Maps Take You to Your Recreation Destination

This is a small image of a hybrid (roads with satelite) recreation map.

Our Maps & Publications page provides links to all our map resources including interactive maps for all our recreation areas.