Things To Do


Alabama's four national forests have numerous outdoor recreation opportunities. You can find your place whether it is in developed recreation areas or a quiet spot away from everything. Explore the beauty of the National Forests in Alabama. View our recreation listing or that includes directions, fee and contact information, and recreation site descriptions. There are also fishing opportunities available in the national forests.

Interagency Pass

Planning to visit a national forests and wondering "Which Pass Do I Need?" To make the best choice on which pass to purchase, you should think about your recreation plans for the next year. You have options like simply buying a single day pass, a multi-day pass, or even an annual pass that covers a forest or region.

If you plan to visit many different spots across the nation, an Interagency Annual Pass may be your best value. You may also qualify for one of the Interagency Lifetime Passes (Interagency Senior Pass or Interagency Access Pass). Follow this link to get more information about the new Interagency Pass.

Camping Reservations

Click on this link to find your place under the stars whether it’s in one of Alabama’s National Forests or anywhere USA. You can also use to make reservations and payments online for tours, camp sites and other accommodations. Recreation Fee Schedule

Rules and Regulations

Get answers to your questions here about ATV/OHV use and information about concealed firearms. Learn about all current closure orders and rules for forest visitors.

Fishing in Alabama's National Forest

Waters in Alabama's National Forests are full of surprises. Crappie, bream, catfish, and bass are waiting for your lure. Look at some of the places to visit and explore a favorite fishing spot.  We think you will be hooked on fishing in the national forest.

Additional Recreation Opportunities

Spend some time on the Chief Ladiga non-motorized multi-use trail.  The trail is used for bicycles, hikers, strollers, roller blades, wheel chairs, etc. and runs in and out - through the Talladega National Forest (Shoal Creek District) for about 2.5 miles.  Chief Ladiga Trail intersects with the Pinhoti National Recreational Trail.  Both were named as Alabama Millennium Trails in 2000.

Wildflowers: Visit Parker Springs Bog in Conecuh National Forest.   Information about other areas.

Visit Our Partner Recreation Sites

There’s plenty to do in Alabama’s great outdoors.  Explore other attractions and special outdoor places that will provide you with a variety of recreation experiences.


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