Fireworks Illegal on National Forests

Contact(s): Steven Bekkerus, (770)297-3043


Gainesville, Ga. (July 1, 2019) - USDA Forest Service officials remind residents, visitors and campers that fireworks are prohibited on Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests.

Despite Georgia's law regulating fireworks, the prohibition on national forest lands remains in place. The possession or discharge of all types of fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices is prohibited on all national forest lands year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. Regulations are enforced, and violation is punishable as a misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both.

For updated information on current conditions on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, visit the website at www.fs.usda.gov/conf, or contact one of our local offices. Visitors are encouraged to check local weather forecasts and the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests' website for safety alerts

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.





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