Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests


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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests

Address:1755 Cleveland Hwy
Gainesville, GA 30501

Phone:770-297-3000
Fax:770-297-3025
Web: www.fs.fed.us/conf
Size: 865,855acres.
Location:Northern and central Georgia. Accessible by US 19, 23, 41, 76, 123, 129, 278, and 441; GA 5, 7, and 65. Nearby cities/towns include Atlanta, Dahlonega, Greensboro, Madison, and Dalton.
Facilities:21 campgrounds, dispersed camping, picnic areas, trails (530 miles), canoe trail, 6 swimming beaches, 4 shooting ranges, 2 scenic byways, 10 wilderness areas.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, whitewater rafting, hiking, horseback riding, ORV riding, swimming, rock hounding, gold panning.
Special Features:Anna Ruby Falls, twin waterfalls that merge to form Smith Creek; Brasstown Bald, highest mountain in Georgia (4,784 feet) with a 360-degree view of four states; southern end of the Appalachian Mountains (including a segment of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, see entry in national trails section); Chattooga Wild and Scenic River; Track Rock Archeological Area; a 37-mile segment of Bartram Trail, a National Recreation Trail; Scull Shoals historical area, featuring remnants of buildings, bridges, and factories of the once-prosperous town of Scull Shoals.

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