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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!


Know Before You Go

2023 Recreation Schedule and Activities

Forest Maps

Interactive Maps

National Forests in Alabama wildlife opening locations:

Southern Region Prescribed Burn Tracker


NEW! Scan and Go Activity Passes from

Visit the Passes and Permits Page for more information. 

Forest Rules

Forest Safety

Wilderness Areas

Frequently Asked Questions