America's Smallest National Forest Is Right Here In Alabama And You'll Want To Explore It
It’s no secret Alabama is the perfect destination for anyone who loves the outdoors. It offers a variety of places that are perfect for exploring, including national forests. Alabama is home to four national forests, including its scenic Tuskegee National Forest. To learn all about this national forest, including what makes it truly stand out, take a look below.
Alabama's Tuskegee National Forest is located in Macon County. It's an absolute must visit for anyone who loves the outdoors.
Covering a little more than 11,000 acres, Tuskegee National Forest is America's smallest national forest. Each year, it receives visitors from all over the Southeast and beyond.
Prior to becoming a national forest, this area of land was in pretty bad shape. In fact, it wasn't until 1959 that this scenic area was designated a national forest by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Tuskegee National Forest offers several activities, including hiking. The Bartram National Recreational Trail is one of the forest's most popular hiking trails. Interestingly, it's also the first trail in Alabama to be designated a National Recreation Trail. This scenic trail cuts through the center of the forest.
Camping is another activity at Tuskegee National Forest. The forest offers 14 primitive campsites that'll let you experience the forest overnight.
A shooting range, a hunting area, a fishing area, and a wildlife viewing area are also offered at Tuskegee National Forest. There's a little something for everyone.
And finally, Tuskegee National Forest is also a great place to experience a magnificent sunset, especially this time of year.
For more information about Tuskegee National Forest, you can view its webpage
Have you ever explored Alabama’s Tuskegee National Forest? If so, please share your experience with us in the comments.
For a list of more places in Alabama that are worth exploring, be sure to take a look at the following article:
11 Places That Make Alabama An Outdoors Paradise.
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125 National Forest Rd 949, Tuskegee, AL 36083, USA