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Conecuh National Forest
Florida-Alabama State Line
Situated just above the Florida panhandle, the forest has a distinct southern flavor of mist-laden hardwood swamps, pitcher plant bogs, and southern coastal plain pine forest. The 20-mile long Conecuh Trail cuts through prime scenic wilderness. Home of the endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpecker and other forest wildlife. Hiking, Hunting and Camping where permitted.
Talladega National Forest
Wilderness Camping & Trails
Covering much of the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountain, this forest has one of the most beautiful woodland areas in Alabama with many scenic vistas and trails. It is most noteworthy for is Fall Color Change in mid-Oct to mid-Nov and Spring Flower Bloom in March & April and many wild game species.
Bankhead National Forest
Northwest Alabama Wilderness
The newly expanded trail system in the Bankhead National Forest added 82 miles of recreational trails to the 71 miles already in the Forest. Now, you can enjoy hiking, bicycle and horseback riding, and a trail for your all-terrain vehicle.
Primitive camping and hunting are also allowed in some areas. Popular hiking routes include the Sipsey Wilderness Trail and the Black Warrior Horse Trail.
Tuskegee National Forest
Macon County Wilderness
This forestland is home to the scenic Bartram Trail, Alabama's first trail be designated a National Recreation Trail. The trail runs through the Tuskegee National Forest for about eight and one half (8 1/2) miles. The Bartram Trail passes through various types of forest wildlife habitat.
Trail hikers can see a wide variety of wild flowers and flowering trees, including dogwood and magnolias. Bartram Trail hikers may also get fleeting glimpses of deer, turkey, or other wildlife as they scurry through the forest.
See courage up close as you explore 175 acres of history and seven decades of heroism. Located in Mobile Bay, this is America's Most unique military attraction, an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Exhibits also include a real submarine, over 30 historic aircraft, helicopters, tanks and river boats.
Alabama's most popular overnight adventure for youth groups and boy scout troops.
GAC - BSA Primitive Camp
Now open on a limited basis to smaller size youth groups. Facilities will be primitive. There are construction and logging operation ongoing at the camp so there are still areas of the camp that are closed. You will be directed to areas where camping is allowed. Located in Jackson County in Northern Alabama.
Lake Guntersville State Park
Lake Guntersville State Park is located along the banks of the Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama. The park overlooks the majestic 69,000-acre Guntersville Lake and ranges over more than 6,000 acres of natural woodlands. The park has an 18-hole championship golf course, a full-service restaurant, a beach complex with a rental pavillion and ample parking, outdoor swimming pool for hotel, cabin, and chalet guests, fishing center, hiking trails, nature programs, and a day-use area. Modern campground and lakeview cottages on the lake, coupled with a resort lodge on the pinnacle of Taylor Mountain and chalets on the ridge-tops, provide a selection of overnight accommodations beyond comparison.
The main attractions for Camp Comer are the cool summer temperature, beautiful Lake Republic, rocks, and a mountain atmosphere. Camp Comer has outstanding programming and facilities and provides Scouts with five merit badge periods every day.
Cheaha State Park
Highest Point in Alabama
Alabama's oldest state park and highest point in the state. Outdoor recreation includes hiking, mountain biking, a lake for swimming and fishing, and an observation tower at the highest point. Premium opportunity for a true Alabama High Adventure Trek.
The park is also completely surrounded by the Talladega National Forest which offers additional recreational resources, like easily accessible trails to waterfalls and more.
Many scout camps have several venues available for unique rugged overnighter experiences.
Mountain Camps, Wilderness Camps, Aquatic Camps, Popular Out-of-State Expeditions, Make Your Own Summer Camp, Webeloes Day Camps and more. COPE Zipline Course and more.
Some church camps have venues available for unique rugged overnighter experiences.
A number of religious groups in the area operate some interest outdoor facilities especially for youth. If you are looking for something different, try this list.
Gulf State Park
Alabama Coastal Beachfront & Campground
Located in the city of Gulf Shores on the coast of Alabama, white sun-kissed beaches, a surging surf, seagulls and seashells greet you at Gulf State Park. Consisting of 6,150 acres with two miles of sugar white sand beaches, Gulf State Park has a modern campground, Cabins, Cottages, Back Country Trails, and the Largest Fishing Pier in the Gulf of Mexico!
Cathdral Caverns State Park
Massive Cave Complex
The first thing you notice about Cathedral Caverns is the massive entrance. The huge opening measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high. And it gets even better. Inside the cavern, you will find Big Rock Canyon, Mystery River and some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ever created. Among them, you will see Stalagmite Mountain, The Frozen Waterfall and Goliath, a huge stalagmite column that reaches the ceiling of the cave some 45 feet above!
This is Alabama's newest state park and includes remote backcountry campsites.
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A key feature is the 447 miles of shoreline including shallow flats, large coves, under-water drop offs and deep channels. There are also a motels, cabin rentals and campgrounds dot the shoreline. Better yet, camp on your boat in a secluded shoreline cove.
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The Walls of Jericho
Grand Canyon of the South
The Walls of Jericho are located in the Paint Rock River Canyon that straddles the Alabama / Tennessee state line near Hytop AL. Every day, hundreds of hikers, equestrians, rock climbers, photographers, birdwatchers and naturalists descend on this area.
The rugged overnighter at primitive campsites here is a great opportunity to look for the rare Tennessee Cave Salamander and Alabama Lampshell Mussels. Located in the heart of Alabama's Jackson County and its super high concentration of caverns.
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