Last Updated: 4/2018
To this great group of explorers and travelers, please consider sharing your recent Georgia Traverse experiences with the community. If you have relevant information regarding road conditions, closures, trees down, difficult terrain, etc. along The Georgia Traverse, please leave a comment below. Users will be able to visit the comment section and get a sense of what to expect as the road conditions along the Traverse change quite frequently. Note: Click Comments and scroll to the bottom for the latest updates.
In addition to any comments provided by users, you should always (I cannot stress this enough) check the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests Alerts and Notices Page before you visit the area.
Safe travels, David.
IMPASSABLE ROADS - Blue Ridge Ranger District Date(s): Feb 8, 2018
Contact(s): Blue Ridge Ranger District at (706)745-6928
Forest Service roads continue to be impacted by wet weather and the freezing and thawing cycles. Sections of Forest Service Roads 42, 77, 69, 58 and others in the area are impassable by passenger cars and 2-wheel drive vehicles. Use caution when traveling these roads.
Conasauga Ranger District Seasonal Road Closures Date(s): Feb 5, 2018 - Mar 7, 2018
Contact(s): Jeff Gardner, District Ranger, (706) 695-6736
Seasonal road closures are now in effect on the Conasauga Ranger District. On the east side of the district, Forest Service Road (FSR) 64 is closed from Jacks River Field Campground to Potato Patch. FSR 68 from Potato Patch to Lake Conasauga, FSR 49 from Lake Conasauga to Grassy Tower and FSR 17 from the intersection of FSR 68 to FSR 630 are all closed. Also, there is no vehicle access to the following trailheads: Three Forks, Chestnut Lead, Tear Britches, Buddy Cove and Betty Gap. On the west side of the district, Johns Mountain Overlook Road (FSR 208) is closed. These roads will re-open March 6, 2018.
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