Monday, November 7, 2016

News Release from National Forests in Alabama

Fees Waived on Veteran’s Day at U.S. Forest Service Recreation Sites in Alabama’s National Forests

[MONTGOMERY, AL] November 7, 2016 – The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites in Alabama’s National Forests on Nov. 11 in honor of Veteran’s Day. The U.S. Forest Service offers five fee-free days annually.  The scheduled fee-free days observed by the Forest Service are National Public Land’s Day, Veteran’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, President’s Day and National Get Outdoors Day. Visitors are asked to plan trips by visiting the Forest Service website at or contacting a Forest Service office.

Fees will be waived at the following day-use recreation sites throughout Alabama’s national forests on the national observances:

Bankhead National Forest – Double Springs, AL (334) 489-5111

Brushy Lake Recreation Day Use Area & Boat Launch, Natural Bridge Day Use Area, Owl Creek Day Use, Pine Torch Trailhead, Sipsey River Day Use Area, Flint Creek Multiple Use Trail, Pine Torch Trailhead and Hurricane Creek Shooting Range (Picnic shelter rentals are not included in the fee waiver}.                                                                       


Conecuh National Forest – Andalusia, AL (334) 222-2555

  Open Pond Campground


Talladega National Forest

Oakmulgee District – Brent, AL   (205) 926-9765
Payne Lake Campground, Vick Firing Range and South Sandy Shooting Range

Shoal Creek District – Heflin, AL (256) 463-2273
Henry Creek Shooting Range, Warden Station Trailhead, Warden Station Horse Camp Day Use,

Coleman Lake Day Use Area and Pine Glen Day Use Area

Talladega District – Talladega, AL (256) 362-2909
Shepherd Branch Shooting Range, Lake Chinnabee  Day Use Area, Kentuck ORV Trailhead and Turnipseed Day Use Area


Tuskegee National Forest – Tuskegee, AL (334) 727-2652

Uchee Shooting Range



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