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Oconee National Forest


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The Oconee (o-cone-ee) National Forest, of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, is located in central Georgia, southeast of Atlanta, is comprised of 114,641 acres. There are two developed campgrounds, one of which meet the selection criteria.

The Oconee National Forest may be the smaller of Georgia's National Forests but it has not allowed size to limit the recreational opportunities and its camping locations. Located in the rolling piedmont of central Georgia, on lands of a soil conservation project, Oconee is a highly productive Forest with little discoveries for visitors to make.

Of special interest to those who enjoy observing wildlife is a water-fowl conservation project called Dyar Pasture. Once a bottomland hardwood forest along the Oconee River, this 60-acre tract is now a freshwater wetland established to provide a valuable marsh habitat. The habitat is visited by a variety of waterfowl, wading birds, other birds and wildlife. A viewing deck provides visitors with an opportunity to observe the evolution of the Dyar Pasture.

Visitors to Oconee National Forest will enjoy camping at the Lake Sinclair campground which can accommodate car, tent, recreational vehicle and motorhome camping enthusiasts. There, one can partake in swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, hiking, horseback riding, and relaxing in an environment of lush, tranquil green. The Oconee National Forest awaits your discovery and enjoyment.

SUPERVISOR ADDRESS 1755 Cleveland Hwy. Gainesville, Georgia 30501 770-297-3000 RANGER DISTRICT ADDRESSES Oconee 1199 Madison Rd. Eatonton, Georgia 31024 706-485-3180

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