National Forests in Alabama Recreation Site Status

(Montgomery, Alabama) August 10, 2020 ---- Beginning August 10, 2020, public access to developed campgrounds, day use areas, and dispersed recreation area restrooms throughout Alabama’s Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega and Tuskegee National Forest are fully open. 

Bankhead National Forest

Fully Open:

Houston Day Use

Brushy Lake Campground & Day Use

Sipsey Trailhead

Natural Bridge Day Use

Pine Torch Horse Trailhead

Owl Creek Campground and Horse Camp

McDougal Hunt Camp

Hurricane Creek Shooting Range

Corinth Recreation Area (Concessionaire Operated)

Clear Creek Recreation Area (Concessionaire Operated)

Wilderness Trailheads – Sipsey, Braziel Creek, Gum Pond, Randolph, Borden, Thompson Creek & Flannagin

Temporarily Closed:

Flint Creek Multiple Use Trailhead (due to storm damage)


Conecuh National Forest

Fully Open:

Open Pond Recreation Area, Campground & Day Use Area

Blue Lake Recreation Area

Conecuh Shooting Range

Conecuh Trailhead – Hwy 24, Hwy 137 & Nellie Pond


Oakmulgee Ranger District, Talladega National Forest

Fully Open:

Payne Lake Campground & Day Use Area (Swimming Area)

South Sandy Shooting Range

Vick Shooting Range


Shoal Creek Ranger District, Talladega National Forest

Fully Open:

Coleman Lake Recreation Area

Warden Station Horse Camp & Trail

Pine Glen Campground

Henry Creek Shooting Range

Big Oak Hunt Camp

Pinhoti National Recreation Trailheads – Pink E. Burns, Pine Glen, Coleman Lake, Hwy. 278 & RR Crossing

Nubbin Creek Trailhead

High Falls Trailhead

Sweetwater Lake Boat Ramp


Talladega Ranger District, Talladega National Forest

Fully Open:

Lake Chinnabee Day Use Area

Turnip Seed Campground

Shepherd Branch Shooting Range

Pinhoti National Recreation Trailheads – Adams Gap, Bulls Gap, Cheaha, Porters Gap & Trammel

Lake Virginia and Little Wills Boat Ramps

Kentuck OHV Trailhead 


Tuskegee National Forest

Fully Open:

Uchee Shooting Range

Taska Picnic Area

Bold Destiny Horse Trailhead