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Description - Lake Conasauga, Georgia's highest lake is a major attraction to the district. It is 19 acres in size and has a campground, hiking trail, swimming beach, and a boat ramp.

Recreation - This district has two developed campgrounds, one on Lake Conasauga. Many of the districts trails are open motorized vehicles and mountain bikes, as well as trails intended for hiking only. Fishing and swimming on Lake Conasauga are available.

Climate - The Georgia Mountains area of the Chattahoochee National Forest has summers with warm to mild days and comfortably cool nights. Winters in the area can be quite cold with snow and ice at he higher elevations. Precipitation varies but usually stay between 50 an 80 inches a year, most of this in winter

Location - This district lies northwestern corner of the Chattahoochee National Forest is between Highways US Hwy. 411 and GA Hwy. 5. The district office is located in the town of Chatsworth.


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Filed By: Jason (Snellville, GA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: A great variety of trails, something for everyone. Be careful, always hang up your food. There are many bears in the area.

Filed By: Robert Anderson
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Cohutta rocks! Especially the Jacks River. Try Tearbritches or Rice Camp trail for a real workout! Hardly saw anyone the whole week... The falls on Jacks River are a great place to stop and eat...


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Contact Information:
Cohutta Ranger District, 401 Old Ellijay Road , Chatworth, GA, 30705, Phone: 706-695-6737

Additional Information:
Chattahoochee National Forest - The Chattahoochee National Forest stretches from the Wild and Scenic waters of the Chattooga River on its northeastern boundary, through the Blue Ridge Mountains and across the ridges and valleys of northwest Georgia.

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