Alerts & Notices


Scroll to the bottom to view closures of facilities and other infrastructure managed by the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests.


Current weather conditions are updated continually.  Weather information is derived from National Weather Service data.  Please see our weather disclaimer.


Motor Vehicle Use Maps are legal documentation displaying the roads and trails that are open to public motor vehicle use. If a road or trail does not appear on the map it means that it is not open to public vehicular use. Find the seasonal management schedule and offical Motor Vehicle Use Maps that determine if a road is open to public motorized vehicles at:

For the convenience of national forest visitors, a new interactive map (below) is available to help people understand temporary road closures. Please note roads may be closed at any time. Roads not on the map are not open to public vehicular use. Contact our office for daily updates.

Current Forest Service Road closures on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests:


Black roads are closed to the public
Red roads are temporarily closed to the public
Green roads are open year round
Yellow roads are open seasonally
Full map view:

Please remember to practice TreadLightly! principles when traveling on public Forest Service roads.

Travel Responsibly
Respect the Rights of Others
Educate Yourself
Avoid Sensitive Areas
Do Your Part

Find more road reports from the Georgia Department of Transportation.



National Morning Fire Report
Daily report on the current wildfire situation in the United States

North Georgia Fire Weather
Fire weather forecasts (weather forecasts that emphasize conditions of possible fire danger) for the immediate area.

For incident information go to the InciWeb website.  Daily report on the current wildfire situation in the United States


Streamflow conditions in Georgia

Drought Watch in Georgia


  • Road Closures on the Chattooga River Ranger District
  • #BurnAlerts for Prescribed Fires
  • Holcomb Creek Falls trail closure
  • Panther Creek Trail Temporarily Closed
  • Hale Ridge Road closed at Metcalf Creek
  • CAUTION Waterfall Dangers
  • TEMPORARY SHUT DOWNS - - Campgrounds, group recreation, trails and more

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  • Critical MAP for road closures on the national forest


Weather Around the Forest

Know Before You Go - Check Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Georgia from the National Weather Service. Please see our weather disclaimer.

View current conditions live via webcams at Brasstown Bald on the Chattahoochee National Forest.

Monitor National Weather Service current weather, plus forecasts for fire, drought, and real-time surface water flows in Georgia.


Public Notices

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act

On December 20, 2018, the Farm Bill was enacted into law. Officially entitled Public Law 115-334, the legislation incorporated the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act as Section 8625.

Pending land sale

Information about the pending sale of ten acres adjacent to Lake Lanier, with proceeds to be retained through The Sisk Act for the future acquisition of land located within the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest boundaries.

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