Over 867,000 acres across, the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests have beautiful oak and pine trees that cover rolling hills and surround hiking trails. Black bears, wild turkey and deer live in the forests, so bring a pair of binoculars or a camera. There are also unique rocks and boulders that you can climb on top of. You could also learn about the history of these forests by visiting some of their recreation centers. You will love exploring all the beauty that these national forests have to offer. 


While there are so many activities to do and places to explore, we recommend doing the following activities while visiting these forests:
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Photography
  • Visiting the Scull Shoals Historic Site
  • Standing under a waterfall
  • Collecting cool rocks
  • Going to a festival
  • Smelling flowers
  • Ziplining

What to Bring

Some of the items you could bring to your trip to the national forests are:
  • Hat
  • Water-proof sneakers
  • Fishing rod
  • Bug spray
  • Backpack
  • Snacks
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Towel
  • Jacket
  • Camera


Camping near the river was great! There's a few trails to hike with good views of the river and hills.
Andrew Gerstenschlager from Google Reviews
Beautiful area. The forest is so colorful and clean here. I love this place!
Caleb West from Google Reviews
My wife and I traveled to North Georgia to see beautiful parks with mountains and waterfalls. We were very impressed.
Jonathan E from TripAdvisor