While offices may not be open to visitors at this time, services are being provided virtually and staff are available to assist during business hours. Please visit the Recreation Condition Report to learn status for developed recreation sites: www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/conf/recreation

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. Learn more about the Forest Service, Who We Are, what we do to manage resources on the national forest, and common Frequently Asked Questions.


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Foothills Landscape Project - Environmental Assessment

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The Foothills Landscape project proposes to restore healthy forest habitat and cleaner watersheds across 157,625 acres of the Chattahoochee National Forest, where the mountains are visibly reduced to foothills. The objective is to create, restore and maintain forests and waters that are resilient, sustainable and productive for wildlife and people.

Every Kid in a Park

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Fourth graders and their families can visit awesome recreation sites across Georgia's national forests free of charge. Print your pass today and let the adventure begin!

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Road closures on the national forest


For the convenience of visitors, a new interactive map is available to help understand temporary road closures.

Conservation Partners Save Georgia Aster from Endangered Status

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The wide-spread but rare Georgia aster was headed for the endangered species list. Find out how the effective work of several groups have lead to a good recovery. 


Outdoor Tips for Visitors

Outdoor tips for Visitors

Preparedness is the key to having a good and safe time outdoors. Before you head out on your next forest adventure, be sure to prepare for any surprises or challenges.

Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project Yields Tangible Results

Two smiling old hunters wearing orange vests and hats with shotguns, their dog, and a ruffed grouse.

Investing in wildlife habitat improvement not only benefits the wildlife, it also improves our quality of life and can stimulate the local outdoor sporting industry. Win, win, win.

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