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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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Features

Autumn Awareness in the National Forest

A child sports a blaze orange hat for safe hiking in autumn woods

Crisp, clear days in the woodlands make this a popular time to hit the trails of Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests.

But if you’re hiking, biking or riding the trails this season, please remember a few key things that will help keep you safe.


Foothills Landscape Community Collaboration

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We are reaching out to partners, stakeholders and community members to realize a shared vision to address complex conservation challenges across the Foothills Landscape.We need your knowledge and insights right from the start in order to plan the right work in the right places for the right reasons.


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Spotlights

Gun Laws: Just the facts

Hunters

Wondering where guns are allowed on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests? See our "Guide to Firearms Use."

Hemlocks in Peril

Foothills Science Series, Hope for the Hemlocks

Hemlocks of Georgia are plagued by hemlock woolly adelgid, a tiny non-native insect that quickly kills trees once they become infested. Research and strategies are providing a new hope.

 




Connecting young Georgians to their national forest

The Georgia Mountains Children’s Forest Network creates opportunities for young Georgians to experience and explore the national forest in their backyard.

Interactive Maps Take You to Your Recreation Destination

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Our Maps & Publications page provides links to all our map resources including interactive maps for all our recreation areas.



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