The National Forests in Alabama are scattered throughout the state of Alabama.
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In Alabama, national forests are great escapes! Experience the beauty and excitement of the Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega and Tuskegee National Forests. There’s something for everyone who enjoys the great outdoors, and visit our top great escapes and other special places in the national forest.  Know before you go and plan your trip today!  

You will not want to miss Bee Branch, a 500-year old poplar tree that looms 150 feet over the Bankhead National Forest, surrounded by canoeing, picnicking, horseback riding, and lovely cascading waterfalls.

If seclusion and peace is what you desire, look no further than the Talladega National Forest, rich in wild game, camping, and hiking paradises. The Talladega National Forest is administered by three districts –  Talladega, Shoal Creek and Oakmulgee.

Tuskegee National Forest is overflowing with natural and cultural history. Visitors can view various types of wild flowers, flowering trees and wildlife habitat while hiking or mountain biking.  Picnic tables, grills and an interpretive kiosk are areas of interest.

Nature lovers relish the natural diversity of the Conecuh National Forest. Wildlife includes abundant game–white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bobwhite quail—and many other rare and interesting species, including endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers, gopher tortoises, indigo snakes, fox squirrels, carnivorous pitcher plants, and numerous species of frogs.  These plants and animals make themselves home in a diversity of habitats that include open fire-maintained longleaf pine forest, bogs, sinkhole ponds, springs, canebrakes, and bottomland hardwood swamps.

Hiking is one of the most popular recreation activities in Alabama’s national forests. There’s more than 342 miles of trails for outdoor recreationist.

Comment Period for Proposed Administrative Change to 2004 Forest Plan

The 30-day comment period for the Proposed Administrative Change to 2004 Forest Plan monitoring plan ends April 1, 2016.  We invite your comments as we transition to the 2012 Planning Rule (36 CFR 219).  Detailed information on this proposal can be found at NFsAL Forest Plan Monitoring Plan Transition.

Plan Your Trip

If you are looking for something different when planning vacations, reunions, day trips, or places to exercise, consider visiting Alabama’s national forests. Recreation sites in the Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega, and Tuskegee National Forests offer an assortment of recreation opportunities throughout the year. is a one-stop website to find your recreation location anywhere in the United States including Alabama’s National Forests. Ask about the interagency pass and how you can benefit. You can also use to make reservations and payments online for tours, camp sites and other accommodations.

We want to hear about your experience. “Share your story” about your national forest visit at Contact a Forest Service office to assist you with planning your trip. There are many free brochures and on-line maps to purchase to assist with planning your trip.

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