Alerts & Notices

Public Notices

Cooper Creek Watershed Project

The Blue Ridge Ranger District of Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests recently released an environmental assessment and draft decision for the Cooper Creek Watershed Project. The project is located southwest of Blairsville and just north of Suches, Ga., covering approximately 30,000 acres. 

“Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act of 2015” maps

View maps as introduced and subject to change entitled “Priority Land Adjustments, State of Georgia, U.S. Forest Service—Southern Region, Oconee and Chattahoochee National Forests, U.S. Congressional Districts—8, 9, 10 & 14” dated September 24, 2013, that are part of 114th Congress, H.R. 470 “Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act of 2015.” 

Rules and Regulations for Forest Visitors

Rules and regulations play a role in protecting our natural resources and enhancing the experiences you have as a visitor to the national forests. Please take a few minutes to become familiar with some of the "rules of the road" we use.

Camping Restrictions in the Cohutta Wilderness

Due to very heavy use and impacts in the vicinity of the area known as Beech Bottoms in the Cohutta Wilderness, changes to past camping practices were implemented in November of 2006. Get the whole story here.

Toccoa River Floating, Rafting and Boating Considerations

Those persons floating the Toccoa River are allowed passage through private lands along the river. However, according to state law, fishing, camping and entering onto private land is illegal without landowner permission, as is fishing from the river in a boat, tube, or any other floating device where both sides of the river are privately owned. Learn more here.