Managers of Georgia's US Forest Service areas in the Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests anticipate a busy season as recreation sites have opened to visitors for the 2014 season.
Visitors may notice improvements to many sites thanks to the work of volunteers and recreation enhancement fees.
Smartphone and tablet users can plan their trips by using the forest's free mobile app that helps locate sites for camping, picnicking, hiking, swimming and other fun activities on Georgia's national forests.
The app also delivers forest news and alerts so visitors can stay informed about changing conditions while on the go.
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. The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests is part of the Southern Region, with the Forest Supervisor's office in Gainesville, Georgia, managing four District units in Blairsville (Blue Ridge District), Lakemont (Chattooga River District), Chatsworth (Conasauga District), and Eatonton (Oconee District).
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Published Jul 24, 2013.
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