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Feel free to contact any of our offices for more detailed information about the national forests in Georgia.

Please note that our offices will be closed on all Federal Holidays.

[Map]A general map of northern Georgia showing major cities and districts of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests



Forest Supervisor's Office

Photo of the Chattahoochee-Oconee Forest Supervisor's Office in Gainesville, GA

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
1755 Cleveland Highway
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 770 297-3000
Fax: 770 297-3011
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 4:00
Closed Weekends and Federal Holidays

PLEASE NOTE: The Forest Supervisor's office is an information and administrative office located in Gainesville, GA and is not actually in the forest.

Betty M. Jewett:

Forest Supervisor

Mike Brod:

Staff Officer for Fire and Natural Resources


Staff Officer for Recreation, Engineering, Lands and Cultural Resources

Judy Toppins:

Staff Officer for Public Affairs, GIS and Environmental Coordination

Francine Cruz:

Acting Administrative Officer

Blue Ridge District

Photo of the entrance to the Blue Ridge District Office

Andy Baker - District Ranger
2042 Highway 515 West
Blairsville, GA 30512
Phone: 706 745-6928
Fax: 706 745-7494
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 - 11:30 open
11:30.- 12:30 closed
12:30 - 4:30 open

Chattooga River District

Photo of the Chattooga River District Office

Ryan Foote - District Ranger
9975 Highway 441S
Lakemont, GA 30552
Phone: 706 754-6221
Fax: 706 754-1021
Office hours: Monday - Friday
8:00-12:00 open
12:00-1:00 closed
1:00-4:30 open

Conasauga District

Photo of the Conasauga District Office

Jeff Gardner - District Ranger
3941 Highway 76
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Phone: 706 695-6736
Fax: 706 695-1872
Office hours: Monday - Friday
8:00-12:00 open
12:00-1:00 closed
1:00-4:30 open

Oconee District

Photo of the Oconee District Office

Thomas Dozier - District Ranger
1199 Madison Road
Eatonton, GA 31024
Phone: 706 485-7110
Fax: 706 485-7141

Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00-12:00 open
12:00-1:00 closed
1:00-4:30 open