"Discover a New View in the Bankhead National Forest”

Congratulations to Tanya Wallace – the 2020 National Forests in Alabama’s National Public Lands Day Photography Contest 1st Place Winner. Tanya’s beautiful photo was taken in the William B. Bankhead National Forest.

Waterfall in the William B. Bankhead National Forest

📸: Tanya Wallace, taken in the William B. Bankhead National Forest



What's Happening in Your National Forests in Alabama


In Alabama, national forests are great escapes! Experience the beauty and excitement of the Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega and Tuskegee National Forests. "What's Happening In Your National Forest?" There’s something for everyone who enjoys the great outdoors, Alabama Wilderness Areas, our top great escapes and other special places in the national forest. 

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Plan a Great Escape 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.

Recreation.gov 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 use Recreation.gov to make reservations and payments online for camp sites and other accommodations only in the Bankhead National Forest at Clear Creek and Corinth Recreation Areas.  All other recreation sites throughout the National Forests in Alabama are first come, first serve.


We want to hear about your experience. “Share your story” about your national forest visit at pa_alabama@fs.fed.us.



Collaboration Invitation: Working Together for the Health of Alabama's NF

Forest Service and public working in the forests

The National Forests in Alabama released a quarterly Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA). The public is encouraged to review the proposed projects and make comments or suggestions to help forest managers make better informed decisions. The National Forests in Alabama SOPA are published on the Forest’s website in January, April, July and October.

Center Stage - Spotlight on our Valuable Resources

Center Stage

“Center Stage” is a series of stories about our most valuable resources - Forest Service employees. Learn more about how National Forests in Alabama employees are making a difference for the national forest and their communities.

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