Historic Heartland / Monticello

Oconee National Forest

Jasper County
Monticello, GA 31064


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