Select Trails and Rec Sites Reopened

While a portion of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests will remain closed until further notice due to COVID-19, some trials are open once again.

As of Thursday, May 7, the following sites have been reopened:
  • FSR 34 Dicks/Waters Creek Camping Corridor
  • FSR 42 Dispersed Camping Corridor
  • FSR 58 / Noontootla Rd. Dispersed Camping
  • FSR 28-2 Nimblewill Rd. Dispersed Camping
  • FSR 69 / Rock Creek Rd. Dispersed Camping
  • Padena Rd. Dispersed Camping Area
  • Fruitkoff Dispersed Camping Area
  • Dispersed Camping at Bull Mtn.
  • Dispersed Camping at Jake Mtn.
  • Lake Chatuge Boat Ramp
  • Aska Trails
  • Benton MacKaye Trail (from Weaver Creek to Hwy 60)
  • Duncan Ridge Trail (from Benton MacKaye Trail intersection to Wolfpen Gap)
  • Coosa Backcountry Trail (from Vogel State Park to Duncan Ridge Trail)
  • Helton Creek Falls Trail
  • Hemlock Falls Trail and Trailhead, Parking Area
  • Minnehaha Falls Trail and Trailhead
  • Angel Falls Trail
  • Keown Falls Trail and Trailhead

The following recreation sites will remain temporarily shut down:
  • All national forest developed campgrounds, group recreation sites, picnic pavilions and all restrooms.
  • Appalachian Trail in Georgia trailheads including: Dicks Creek Gap, Hogpen Gap, Neels Gap, Springer Mountain, Tesnatee Gap, Unicoi Gap, Woody Gap
  • Trails and associated trailheads providing access to the Appalachian Trail including Andrews Cove Trail, segments of the Benton MacKaye Trail (from Fall Branch Falls to Springer Mountain), Byron Herbert Reece Memorial Trail, Duncan Ridge Trail, Dockery Lake Trail, Freeman Trail, Jacks Knob Trail, Jarrard Gap Trail, Logan Turnpike Trail, Long Creek Falls Trail, Slaughter Creek Trail and Springer Mountain Trail.
  • Deep Hole Recreation Area
  • Toccoa River Sandy Bottoms Recreation Area
  • Dukes Creek Falls Recreation Area
  • Sea Creek Falls Trail
  • High Shoals Falls Trail
  • Panther Creek Recreation Area
  • Raven Cliffs Trailhead
  • Mount Yonah Trail Head
  • Indian Grave Gap Road (Forest Service Road #283)
  • Beasley Knob OHV Trails
  • Davenport Mountain OHV Trails
  • Whissenhunt OHV Trails
  • White Oak Gap Road (Forest Service Road #244)
  • Smith Creek Trail