Conecuh National Forest


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Conecuh National Forest

Address:16375 US Hwy 29
Andalusia, AL 36420

Phone:334-222-2555
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r8/alabama
Size: 83,883 acres.
Location:Southern Alabama on the Florida border. Accessible by US 29 and AL 137. Nearby towns are Andalusia, Brewton, and Opp, AL; Crestview, FL.
Facilities:Campground, picnic sites, trails, shooting range.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, bird watching, boating, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, shooting.
Special Features:Open Pond Recreation Area, with CCC-built shelter; Conecuh Trail, a 20-mile trek through Alabama's coastal plains; Blue Spring, a large natural spring with icy, clear waters.

See other parks in Alabama.
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The Blackwater River is only 58 miles long from its start in the Conecuh National Forest of Alabama to where it empties into Blackwater Bay, which connects to huge Escambia Bay.
Samples from Conecuh National Forest, Covington Co., Alabama (7 sites or tracts), Croatan National Forest, Carteret Co., North Carolina (4 sites), Ocala National Forest, Marion Co., Florida (5 sites), and Francis Marion National Forest, Berkeley Co., South Carolina (4 sites) were made between 8-20 July 1987.
With the help of the Sierra Club, the Alabama Wilderness Alliance and the Biodiversity Legal Foundation settled a lawsuit against the Forest Service over a salvage-timber sale in the Conecuh National Forest. The agency's original plan was to allow unlimited logging of 45,000 acres--more than half the forest's total.