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Alabama's National Forests have numerous attractions and recreation sites to help you connect to nature. These perfect backdrops have something for everyone.  Understanding the regulations and rules before making a trip can result in a wonderful outdoor experience.  Download our "Alabama Great Escape" mobile app or contact a Forest Service office for assistance. Thanks for your interest in Alabama's National Forests - your "Great Escape" to nature!

 

Ranger District Know Before You Go Recreation Areas

Prescribed Burns

Wildfires Office Closures

Bankhead National Forest

Double Springs, AL

Telephone:

205-471-7724

 

Effective 10/26/2021, Forest Service Road 254 is temporarily closed due to culvert replacement until further notice.

The Houston Recreation Area is temporarily closed, the boat ramp remains open.

Flint Creek Multiple Use Trail open for ATV use.

*Check the motor vehicle use maps for open roads.

 

Recreation Schedule

Recreation Fee Discount

Recreation Improvements

 

Dormant and growing season burns through the summer. 

No Reports

Closed on major holidays and weekends.

Conecuh National Forest

Andalusia, AL

Telephone:

334-708-0595

Effective 9/23/2020, temporary trail closures due to Hurricane Sally damage.  Emergency closures remain in effect until damages are remedied. See details here.

ATV/OHV use is not allowed.

*Check the motor vehicle use maps for open roads.

Recreation Schedule

Recreation Fee Discount

Recreation Improvements 

Dormant and growing season burns through the summer.

No Reports

Closed on major holidays and weekends.

Tuskegee National Forest

Tuskegee, AL

Telephone:

334-439-0244

The Uchee Shooting Range Maintenance Schedule here

ATV/OHV use is not allowed.

*Check the motor vehicle use map for open roads.

Uchee Shooting Range Pass vendors

Recreation Schedule

Recreation Fee Discount

Recreation Improvements

Dormant and growing season burns through the summer.

No Reports

Closed on major holidays and weekends.

Talladega National Forest

Talladega District

Talladega, AL

Telephone:

256-369-5882

Emergency closure of FSR 651 (entire road) is closed immediately for repairs after impacts from weather events.

The Kentuck OHV Trail system is temporarily closed beginning June 13th for trail maintenance and reconstruction work.  The trail system is closed until further notice.

*Check the motor vehicle use map for open roads.

 

 

Recreation Schedule

Recreation Fee Discount

Recreation Improvements

 

Dormant and growing season burns through the summer.

No Reports

 

Closed on major holidays and weekends.

Talladega National Forest

Shoal Creek District

Heflin, AL

Telephone:

256-369-5882

Due to a collapsed culvert a portion of Forest Service Road 500 is temporarily closed. The closed portion is from 537A to the 500/531 intersection. 

ATV/OHV use is not allowed.

*Check the motor vehicle use maps for open roads.

 

Recreation Schedule

Recreation Fee Discount

Recreation Improvements

Dormant and growing season burns through the summer.

No Reports

Closed on major holidays and weekends.

Talladega National Forest

Oakmulgee District

Brent, AL

Telephone:

205-926-9765

ATV/OHV use is not allowed.

*Check the motor vehicle use maps for open roads.

 

Recreation Schedule

Recreation Fee Discount

Recreation Improvements

Dormant and growing season burns through the summer.

No Reports

 

Closed on major holidays and weekends.

 

2022 Recreation Schedule and Activities

Forest Maps

Passes

NEW! Scan and Go Activity Passes from Recreation.gov

Visit the Passes and Permits Page for more information. 

Forest Rules

Forest Safety

Wilderness Areas

Frequently Asked Questions