William B. Bankhead National Forest


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William B. Bankhead National Forest

Address:PO Box 278
Double Springs, AL 35553

Phone:205-489-5111
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r8/alabama/forests
Size: 180,581 acres.
Location:Northwest Alabama. Accessible by US 278; AL 5, 74, and 195. Nearby cities/towns include Decatur, Haleyville, Jasper, and Russellville.
Facilities:Campgrounds,dispersed camping, trails, picnic sites, ballfields, shooting range, boat ramps.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, ORV riding.
Special Features:25,000-acre Sipsey Wilderness, the largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River; Sipsey Fork, Alabama's only designated Wild and Scenic River; Lewis Smith Lake, excellent for bass and bluegill fishing.

See other parks in Alabama.