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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

Recreation Fee Changes in Georgia

Campsite at Cooper Creek overlooks rushing water of Rock Creek as it flows over a shoal

Starting March 15, 2019, the U.S. Forest Service will change recreation fees at 18 sites on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. 


Foothills Landscape Community Collaboration

View from Chestatee Overlook

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

Wildlife Benefit from Spring Prescribed Fires

Growing season prescribed fire

Carefully planned and controlled prescribed fire during the spring growing season can provide ideal habitat conditions for wild turkey and other wildlife.

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.

Interactive Maps Take You to Your Recreation Destination

This is a small image of a hybrid (roads with satelite) recreation map.

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



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