Storm-damaged, Temporarily Closed Roads on Chattahoochee National Forest

Release Date: Dec 29, 2015  

This page will be updated with new information about the status of the roads as it develops. Updated 10/13/2017.  Sign Up for Email Updates

Several roads within the Chattahoochee National Forest are unsafe and impassable because of damage caused by excessive rainfall in December 2015. Forest Service engineers and contract crews continue to repair damage from these landslides.

The Forest Service worked with the Federal Highway Administration to fund much of the major repair work needed. 

Current closures and alerts:

Conasauga Ranger District temporary closures: (view on map):

  • Contractors will start final repair work to the two landslides on Holly Creek on October 16, weather dependent. Holly Creek road will be closed for approximately 2-3 weeks while the contractor works on the upper portion of the western-most slide located near Emery Creek trailhead. After that time, the road will be closed intermittently Monday-Friday from 0900-1200 and 1400-1700 until completion of the project prior to the week of Thanksgiving. 

  • FSR 630D (Rocky Flats Road) also remains temporarily closed due to the formation of a large sinkhole near the intersection with FSR 630 (Mill Creek Road).

Where are these roads? Download free maps of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests’ road system.

All forest visitors should use extreme caution when travelling within the national forest, as weather conditions may present flooding, downed trees, road wash-outs, and landslides. Additional rain may increase these dangers when soils are already saturated. Visitors are encouraged to check local weather forecasts and the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests’ website for safety alerts.

For more information, contact (706) 695-6736. You may also subscribe to email updates about these roads.

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