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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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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.

History of Fire in the Southern Appalachians

Creeping fire on Cohutta Wilderness

Fire has been an essential natural process in Southern Appalachian oak and pine forests for thousands of years, and its absence over the past century has transformed our forests. Learn more about the fascinating relationship between fire and forest here in Georgia.

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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

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.


Gun Laws: Just the facts

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

2018 Motor Vehicle Use Maps are here

A caravan sets out at Beasley Knob for an OHV adventure

These free motor vehicle use maps are legal documentation displaying the roads and trails that are open to public motor vehicle use.

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