The U.S. Forest Service is considering a no-alcohol policy at the Pocket Recreation Area in northern Floyd County and also at the Lake Conasauga Recreation Area in Murray County.
Law enforcement officials have responded to complaints about cursing, abusive behavior, loud music and late-night parties by drunk people staying at the recreation areas, the Forest Service reported.
The areas are frequented by families seeking to camp or enjoy a picnic.
Overindulgence breeds trouble," said Larry Thomas, operations leader for the Armuchee/Cohutta Ranger District.
Thomas said he will be accepting comments from the public for the next two weeks. He expects to reach a decision by June.
If the ban is adopted, those caught on the property with alcohol could be fined up to $5,000. Organizations could be fined up to $10,000, Thomas said.
In Floyd County the ban would apply to the campsite and adjacent recreation area and would not include the portion of Johns Creek that is south of the Pocket Recreation Area along Everett Springs Road in northern Floyd County