Coweeta Residence

The Coweeta dormitory is run jointly between the U.S. Forest Service and the University of Georgia. Its primary purpose is to provide comfortable accommodations for researchers, graduate students, and summer students. The following categories of people are authorized to use the dormitory:
  • Coweeta LTER PIs, students, and technicians.
  • Other UGA and non-UGA investigators (must pay fee).
  • Spouses/partners of investigators who are assisting with research (must pay fee if non-LTER).
  • Occasional visitors from other Universities (must pay fee).
  • Visitors from other LTER sites (must pay fee).

The following groups should NOT expect to use the dormitory:

  • PIs on sabbatical will normally use the Coweeta house, with the Coweeta residence space as backup if needed.
  • Spouses/partners/dependents of investigators not assisting with research.
  • University classes or other instructional users who are not collecting data.
  • Miscellaneous friends and neighbors.

The full Guidelines document for use of the Coweeta Dormitory can be read here. The Guidelines provide specific details to what appropriate activities and behaviors are required for all who use and occupy the dormitory.


  • Non-Coweeta LTER users are requested to make their reservations through Carol Harper. A user fee of $15.00 per person per night will be assessed.
  • Coweeta LTER users (Principal Investigators, students and staff) may make their reservations online. Online reservation accounts can be setup by contacting the Coweeta LTER Information Manager. There is no user fee. To arrange key pickup, contact Carol Harper.

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The Coweeta dormitory has 5 bedrooms with a total of 20 beds, 2 kitchens and 2.5 bathrooms, along with many amenities including Wi-Fi and ethernet connections, television with satellite dish and DVD, washer and dryer and a patio...more information.

History of the Coweeta Residence
The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory (known as the Coweeta Experimental Forest) was founded in 1934 by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Part of the current Coweeta Residence building was the original Coweeta Headquarters Building...more information.

Coweeta is in the mountains, and is subject to sudden changes in climate. To check on the latest weather forecast for Otto, North Carolina, click here.

Questions or Concerns
Please contact Carol Harper (828.524.2128x138) who handles the day-to-day management of the Coweeta Residence, or Jason Love (828.524.2128 x127).

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