In Alabama, national forests are Great Escapes! Experience the beauty and excitement of the Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega and Tuskegee National Forests. "What's Happening In Your National Forest?" There’s something for everyone who enjoys the great outdoors, Alabama Wilderness Areas, our top great escapes and other special places in the national forest. 

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Visit our recreation page to learn more about recreation opportunities across our forest!

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If you are looking for something different when planning vacations, reunions, day trips, or places to exercise, consider visiting Alabama’s national forests. Recreation sites in the Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega, and Tuskegee National Forests offer an assortment of recreation opportunities throughout the year.

Recreation.gov is a one-stop website to find your recreation location anywhere in the United States including Alabama’s National Forests. Ask about the interagency pass and how you can benefit. You can use Recreation.gov to make reservations and payments online for camp sites and other accommodations only in the Bankhead National Forest at Clear Creek and Corinth Recreation Areas.  All other recreation sites throughout the National Forests in Alabama are first come, first serve.


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Collaboration Invitation: Working Together for the Health of Alabama's NF

Forest Service and public working in the forests

The National Forests in Alabama released a quarterly Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA). The public is encouraged to review the proposed projects and make comments or suggestions to help forest managers make better informed decisions. The National Forests in Alabama SOPA are published on the Forest’s website in January, April, July and October.

A New Home

Banding a red-cockaded woodpecker

This week biologists from the Forest Service (NFs Alabama), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ft. Benning Dept. of Defense successfully moved 3 pairs of red-cockaded woodpeckers (RCW) from Ft. Benning military base to the Talladega National Forest – Shoal Creek District.