New Mobile App for GA’s Forests

forest appWater skiing, tubing, fishing, swimming and puttering around on a pontoon boat are easier to do on Lake Lanier than in Georgia’s Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests, but a change of pace is healthy from time to time.

If you love your time in the woods almost as much as time on the lake, you’ll love the official mobile app that’s just been released.

This FREE app — available for Apple and Android smart phones and tablets — includes 49 recreation sites and provides information about their facilities.

You can have the forest in the palm of your hand when you’re looking for spots for:

* Hiking             * Camping

* Picnicking       * Fishing

* Swimming      * Boating

* Off-roading    * Horseback riding

* Mountain biking and Sightseeing.

The app’s primary features offer:

  • Interactive map – Recreation sites are shown as markers based on the combination of icons you choose in the activity slider.  Icons at the top of the screen allow you to clear your activity selections and re-center the map.
  • List view – Recreation sites can also be viewed as a scrollable list that can be filtered by activities and sorted alphabetically.
  • News & Information – Stay informed about current forest news, events and alerts.
  • Recreation site details – You’ll love these recreation site tools:
    • Photographs
    • Site descriptions including amenities, hours, fees and directions
    • Latitude and longitude coordinates linked to an interactive map
    • Phone numbers for emergency help and more information
    • Navigation and turn-by-turn directions to each site (GPS equipped device and Internet connection required)
    • Share your favorite sites with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers
    • Answers to the questions most often asked — the things to know before you go

Help spread the word with a free flyer you can download and print for your place of business.

The next time you see hikers in the forest who don’t look lost, ask them how they like this mobile app.

Click Here for Forest Service Mobile App Details

About Author

Robert J. Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA.
Robert has two adult daughters, seven practically perfect grandchildren and a zippy Kawasaki. Contact Robert at [email protected].

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