National Forests in Alabama
Alabama's National Forests
In Alabama, national forests are great escapes! From wilderness areas to waterfalls off the beaten path, there’s something for everyone who enjoys the great outdoors.
Experience the natural beauty of the Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega and Tuskegee National Forests. There's an assortment of recreation opportunities, from developed recreation areas to quiet, secluded havens of nature. Picnicking, camping, sightseeing, hiking, hunting, bird-watching, horseback-riding, swimming, fishing and boating are the most popular activities.
Review fire restrictions before your visit to prevent causing a wildfire. Check for prescribed fires or active wildfires on the forest.
Our Fiscal Year 2022 accomplishments for our integrated approach for healthier national forests.
Bankhead Liaison Panel Meeting Provides Updates on National Forest Projects
Release Date: Feb 16, 2024
Alabama’s national forests are “working forests” where you can expect to see controlled burns, tree thinning, tree planting, road maintenance and project site preparation throughout the year. The work is focused on maintaining the heath and resilience of forests while at the same time providing products and services to the public
Eva Longleaf will guide you on a virtual tour of the National Forests in Alabama. Get the Great Escapes App now!
Alerts & Warnings
- Prescribed Burn Alert for the Shoal Creek Ranger District
- Prescribed Burn Alert for the Talladega National Forest
- Prescribed Burn Alert for the Tuskegee National Forest
- Tuskegee National Forest Road and Trail Closures
- Prescribed Burn Alert for the Bankhead National Forest
- Kentuck Trail Closure
- Talladega NF – Shoal Creek District - Closure of FSR 548
- Tuskegee NF-Change in walk-in services offered (Sale or issuance of passes/maps)
- PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING ATVs
- Rules for Forest Visitors
- Law Enforcement Prohibited Acts