Government shutdown crimps fall leaf watching

Just as the leaves began turning in the North Georgia mountains, all federally owned recreation sites began closing due to the government shutdown.

They include some of the most scenic and heavily used sites, from the Brasstown Bald Visitor Center on the top of Georgia’s highest peak, to the Lake Chatuge and Anna Ruby Falls recreation areas.

For a full list of places you can't go to see fall leaves, or if you get there nothing will be officially open (though that has not much slowed the walkers and runners on the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area) please see

But here’s a list of some of Georgian’s favorite fall leaf-watching places that are closed:

  • Andrews Cove Campground