The Chattahoochee National Forest is located within North Georgia’s southern Blue Ridge Mountain Range, covering 749,550-acres of mountainous high country, managed by several ranger district offices. Also located within and along the National Forest boundary’s are several State Parks.
Chattahoochee National Forest Service Office
Open Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm
Closed for lunch 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
These rugged high mountains of the southern Blue Ridge Mountain Range offer views, mountaintop vistas, deep valleys and river gorges, rushing waterways, magnificent waterfalls, hardwood forests, native wildflowers, and wildlife. There’s camping, fishing, hidden lakes, creeks and streams in abundance, a fish hatchery, scenic roadways, and miles upon miles of hiking and biking trails including over 75-miles of the renowned Appalachian Trail.
Counties within the mountainous regions of North Georgia average roughly a 50/50 ratio of public lands to privately owned properties. It’s this abundant ratio that offers so much wealth when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors for those visiting or living in the far southwestern Blue Ridge Mountains.
For more information concerning the wealth of this great, forested mountain country, go to the Chattahoochee National Forest Service Office. Visitors can obtain maps and other materials concerning local hiking trails, biking trails, fishing areas, canoe and boat launches and camping areas at the local district office listed below. The office is located about 2-miles west of downtown Blairsville at 2042 Hwy-515 West, Blairsville Georgia.