Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
Welcome to the Chattahoochee Oconee National Forest
Georgia's only two national forests offer 867,000 acres of scenery, history, and culture to explore.
Photo: Early morning view of Mt. Yonah from the Dukes Creek Falls Recreation Area. (Forest Service photo by Mitch Cohen)
The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest provides 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.
Foothills Landscape Project
The Foothills Landscape project proposes to restore healthy forest habitat and cleaner watersheds across 157,625 acres of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Find out all the details and learn how to stay involved.
The best way to enjoy a waterfall? From a safe distance.
Waterfalls are exciting and rivers are a great place to cool off on a hot day, but both pose risks to unprepared visitors. We hope this information helps to make you aware of the hazards so you can enjoy a safe and fun visit to your National Forests in Georgia.
Alerts & Warnings
- #BurnAlerts for Prescribed Fires
- Hickey Gap Road Condition
- Dry Creek Road Maintenance
- Lake Conasauga Reservation Only
- Recreation passes available online, by phone and in-person
- Road Closures on the Chattooga River Ranger District
- Coleman River Rd (FSR #54) Closure
- CAUTION Waterfall Dangers
- CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL - ATV and OHV
- Panther Creek Trail Temporary Hiker Restrictions
- Don't Move Firewood!