Know Before You Go

Connect to Nature Hiking

 
 

 

Alabama's National Forests have numerous "Great Escape" attractions and recreation sites that are popular getaway trips to help you connect to nature. These perfect backdrops have something for everyone.  You can exercise by enjoying our trails or swim in our beautiful beaches. Understanding the regulations and rules before making a trip can result in a wonderful outdoor experience. Know before you go and plan your trip.  Download our "Alabama Great Escape" mobile app, print important documents below or contact a Forest Service office for assistance. Thanks for your interest in Alabama's National Forests - your "Great Escape" to nature!

Plan Your Trip (Useful Links)

2018 Recreation Schedule and Activities

News

The University of Alabama and USDA Forest Service Partner to Conduct Visitor Use Surveys Throughout Alabama’s National Forests. Full Story.

Forest Maps

Passes

Visit the Passes and Permits Page for more information. 

Forest Rules

Forest Safety

Wilderness Areas

Frequently Asked Questions

     

National Forest Road/Trail Closures/MVUM Recreation Schedule/Fees

Controlled  Burn Maps

Wildfires Office Closings

Bankhead National Forest

Double Springs, AL

Telephone number:

205-489-5111

 

*Check the motor vehicle use map for open roads.

 

Recreation Schedule

Recreation Fee Discount

Recreation Improvements

 

Dormant and growing season burns through the summer.  View map and contact district office.

No Reports

Closed on major holidays and weekends.

Conecuh National Forest

Andalusia, AL

Telephone number:

334-222-2555

 

 

*Check the motor vehicle use maps for open roads.

Recreation Schedule

Recreation Fee Discount

Recreation Improvements

 

Dormant and growing season burns through the summer.  View map and contact district office.

No Reports

Closed on major holidays and weekends.

Tuskegee National Forest

Tuskegee, AL

Telephone number:

334-727-2652

 

*Check the motor vehicle use map for open roads.

 

The Uchee Shooting Range Maintenance Schedule:  Oct. 1 - Mar 31, closed every Monday from 08:00am until 12:00pm. Apr 1 - Sep. 30, closed every Monday or Wednesday from 08:00am until 12:00pm

Pine straw and firewood sales are currently not offered.

Uchee Shooting Range Pass vendors

Recreation Schedule

Recreation Fee Discount

Recreation Improvements

Dormant and growing season burns through the summer.  View map and contact district office.

No Reports

 

Closed on major holidays and weekends.

Talladega National Forest

Talladega District

Talladega, AL

Telephone number:

256-362-2909

Forest Service Road 645 Temporarily closed.

NFSR 609 closed

*Check the motor vehicle use map for open roads.

Recreation Schedule

Recreation Fee Discount

Recreation Improvements

 

Dormant and growing season burns through the summer.

View map and contact district office.

No Reports

Closed on major holidays and weekends.

Talladega National Forest

Shoal Creek District

Heflin, AL

Telephone number:

256-463-2272

 

FSR 553- Timber Sale Traffic - Use Caution

The Warden Station Horse Trail, Blue Loop, is currently temporary closed for reconstruction due to the March 2018 tornado.  All other horse trails are open to the public.  

*Check the motor vehicle use maps for open roads.

 

Recreation Schedule

Recreation Fee Discount

Recreation Improvements

Dormant and growing season burns through the summer.  View map and contact district office.

No Reports

Closed on major holidays and weekends.

Talladega National Forest

Oakmulgee District

Centreville, AL

Telephone number:

205-926-9765

Payne Lake Recreation Area (west side) is open;  the east side of the lake will remain closed until further notice.

South Sandy shooting range is currently closed due to maintenance

FSR 707 closed

Payne Lake Recreation Area (west side) is open; and the east side of the lake will reopen during hunting season.

Recreation Schedule

Recreation Fee Discount

Recreation Improvements

Dormant and growing season burns through the summer.  View map and contact district office.

No Reports

Closed on major holidays and weekends.

 

 





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