Camping and group recreation sites on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests have been closed indefinitely for the health and safety of visitors and staff. In response to guidance from State of Georgia health officials and experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), camping and group recreation sites were closed effective March 20, 2020. This will include picnic pavilions and all restrooms, including at recreation sites and trailheads.
"As we work through an unpredictable and rapidly changing situation, health and safety is our number one priority," said Acting Forest Supervisor Edward Hunter. "We are committed to continuing to support our communities and fulfill our mission as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19."
In addition to closing camping and group recreation sites, all Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests offices are operating virtually until further notice. This means most employees are teleworking and are no longer doing any business in person.