Historic Heartland / Monticello

Oconee National Forest

Jasper County
Monticello, GA 31064

706-485-7110


The Oconee National Forest, composed of 115,000 acres, is the only National Forest within the Georgia Piedmont and has something for everyone to enjoy. Managed under a multiple use principal, it provides opportunities for recreation, wildlife viewing, heritage resources, fisheries, wood, range and soil and water conservation. Wildlife species are plentiful. A variety of birds share the forest with deer, turkey, rabbits, squirrels and other animals. The forest is also home to the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, a bird that builds its home inside live pine trees. Approximately 70% of the forest is composed of pine habitat, while the remainder is a variety of hardwood species. Many visitors enjoy Oconee's recreation facilities. There are camping areas; trails for horses, hikers and ATVs; boat launches; picnic areas and wildlife viewing areas. Annually the Oconee hosts a Kid's Fishing Rodeo to promote outdoor activities for young people. Come and visit some of our more pop

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:30AM - 6:30PM
    Monday: 7:30AM - 6:30PM
    Tuesday: 7:30AM - 6:30PM
    Wednesday: 7:30AM - 6:30PM
    Thursday: 7:30AM - 6:30PM
    Friday: 7:30AM - 6:30PM
    Saturday: 7:30AM - 6:30PM

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking