William B. Bankhead National Forest Guide

The William B. Bankhead National Forest covers 181,230 acres of northwestern Alabama and is one of four National Forests in Alabama. Known as the "land of a thousand waterfalls," the forest is home to the only Wild and Scenic River in Alabama—the Sipsey Fork. Along with the Sipsey Fork, this forest harbors several streams, an incredible number of elegant waterfalls, and a display of wildlife second to none in the South. Equestrian trails, hiking trails, and various recreational areas supply all the fun for which any Alabama visitor could wish. A recently discovered thriving endangered species—the Black Warrior Waterdog—indicates the reserve's continued wild side despite the human activity.

Where to Camp

Camping in William B. Bankhead National Forest

Camping in an RV is the best way to explore a national forest as large as this one; you can move from campsite to campsite with ease, allowing you to experience the entirety of this wonderland. To rent an RV for you and your family, use RVshare to find one close to you or your destination.

Shape Hiking Trails

William B. Bankhead National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in William B. Bankhead National Forest

Visitors to the William B. Bankhead National Forest find themselves faced with a plethora of recreational choices. Flora and fauna found within the forest boundaries vary significantly from highland trees to swampland bogs. Wildlife is just as varied as plant life. Timberwolves and coyotes are found on the high ridges inside the forest; deer, ground squirrels, and some endangered species are found throughout the forest's lower levels.

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How to get to William B. Bankhead National Forest

Address: 1070 Highway 13, Double Springs, AL 35553

Fee: Entry fee $0

If you are thinking about a family vacation, consider the William B. Bankhead National Forest. The incredible array of adventures and activities in this national forest will keep you and your family busy for your entire vacation. The best way to take advantage of the opportunities at this national forest is by camping in an RV. Both you and your family will remember this trip for a lifetime.