Chatt.-Oconee National Forests

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This is the official mobile app of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests.

The latest version includes over 600 miles of hiking, biking, horseback riding and OHV trail paths!

Now you have all the information you need in the palm of your hand to help you navigate and experience Georgia’s two national forests. This FREE app includes 48 recreation sites and provides information about their facilities and opportunities for hiking, camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, boating, off-roading, horseback riding, mountain biking, and sightseeing.

Features of the app include:

Sliding row of activity icons – Select the icons for the activities that interest you and the app will display the recreation sites that offer the combination of activities you have chosen. You can also view your favorite rec sites by selecting the appropriate icon at the end of the row.

Interactive map – Recreation sites are shown as markers based on the combination of icons you choose in the activity slider. Also shown are over 600 miles of hiking, biking, horseback riding and OHV trail paths associated with these sites. Icons at the top of the screen provide help and allow you to reset the map and pinpoint your current location.

List view – Recreation sites can also be viewed as a scrollable list that can be filtered by activities and sorted.

News & Information – Stay informed about current forest news, events and alerts.

Recreation site details – A variety of information and tools are available for each rec site:

  • Photographs depicting various features and amenities
  • Site descriptions including amenities, hours, fees and directions
  • Displayed text can be adjusted to one of three different sizes
  • Latitude and longitude coordinates linked to an interactive map
  • Phone numbers for emergency help and more information
  • Mark your favorite recreation sites and easily view them with the touch of an icon
  • Navigation and turn-by-turn directions to each site (GPS and Internet connection required)
  • Weather information including three day forecast and radar
  • Share your favorite sites with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers
  • Answers to the questions most often asked — the things to know before you go

Streaming Web cameras – See the current view from Brasstown Bald, the tallest mountain in Georgia and one of the most popular recreation sites in the national forests.

Broader access – Includes English and Spanish languages and is optimized for use by the visually impaired.

The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests feature nearly 867,000 acres across 26 counties, hundreds of miles of clear-running streams and rivers, 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).

Reviews

This app is quite useful for obtaining recreation information about the Forest. It shows campground information, closures, rules and regulations. It also lets you navigate to any of the sites listed on the app.

Erika Mavity

The app badge looks great (looks might not matter to some but in the app world – the cover tells a lot about the potential quality within.)  A very usable app – I clicked on several location – clean, uniform, probably could use more pictures.  iPhone AND iPad platforms!  Will there be apps for other forests? Or links within the app to other forests?  A responsible use of taxpayer dollars.

Bleufang

This app rocks! Whoever thought to put this oh so needed app together is a genius. It is useful, handy, and put together so well!  I would like to see a rock climbing icon on there soon!

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