Bluffs of Weiss


Weiss Lake Property Daytrip to the Chattahoochee National Forest

Tucked away in northern part of Georgia, is the Chattahoochee National Forest, the single largest natural attraction of Georgia. This is one of the largest national forests situated east of the Mississippi River. Skirting the borders of Chattahoochee National Forest are innumerable waterfalls, hundred miles of trout streams, rolling hills, abundant flora and fauna, Georgia’s highpoint, Brasstown Bald and the headwaters of every major North Georgia River.

This vast Chattahoochee National Forest spreads across 18 north Georgia counties and covers an area of 750,000 acres.

History of Chattahoochee National Forest

Your Weiss Lake property at The Bluffs is just a short drive from one of the largest natural playgrounds in the Southeast... the Chattahooche National Forest. The land set aside for today's Chattahoochee National Forest was first purchased during 1911. During 1891 when the Forest Reserve Act was passed, President Benjamin Harrison immediately placed more than 13 million publicly held acres under “forest reserve” category. In 1905, under the rule of President Teddy Roosevelt, the U.S Forest Service was created and national forest reserves were passed to the Department of Agriculture. In 1911, the Forest Service incorporated its first purchased land within the state of Georgia.

On July 9, 1936 the Forest Service was tasked to create state boundaries and thus Chattahoochee National Forest was born. The importance of this forest was soon realized when the US became involved in a war held during 1940s. A variety of resources from this forest not only helped the US win the war but also helped support the country with necessary fuel and power resources. The Chattahoochee National forest also produced vast amounts of paper, turpentine, fragrances, wood, waxes and polishes.

Today’s Chattahoochee National Forests

Situated near the Chattahoochee Oconee National Forest are the legendary Blue Ridge Mountains, which offer various trails that make the forest a hiker’s paradise. Fishermen, hikers, hunters, and campers visit this place to enjoy forest and mountain life. The forest is an excellent outdoor paradise for Georgia, Alabama, Tennesee and Carolinas residents as well as tourists from different parts of the world.

Today the Chattahoochee National Forest and offers 500 developed campsites, 6 swimming beaches, 200 picnic spots, 37 advanced recreation areas, 530 miles of expansive trails and at least more than 500 wildlife species and variety of fishes. The forest harbors more than 300 species of animals including wild bears, white-tailed deer, rabbits, turkey and a population of thousands of birds and trout.

Some of the other spectacular attractions skirting on the borders of the Chattahoochee National Forest are as follows:
* The Appalachian Trail
* Pinhoti Trail
* Rocktown Trail
* Disney Trail
* Johns Mountain Trail
* Anna Ruby Falls
* Chattooga River

If you want some serene and pristine moments drowned in the lap of nature, then you should visit the Chattahoochee National Forest. Forest managers continue to plan roads amidst the dense forest path so that tourists can more easily access the Chattahoochee National Forest.