Tuskegee National Forest
|Tuskegee National Forest|
Visitor on Bartram's Trail, Tuskegee National Forest, July 2015
|Location||Macon County, Alabama, USA|
|Nearest city||Tuskegee, AL|
|Area||11,252 acres (45.54 km2)|
|Established||November 27, 1959|
|Governing body||U.S. Forest Service|
The Tuskegee National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in Macon County, Alabama, just north of Tuskegee and west of Auburn. The topography is level to moderately sloping, with broad ridges with stream terraces and broad floodplains.
Tuskegee National Forest is the smallest national forest in the U.S. (and one of only six that is contained entirely within a single county), but supports many outdoor activities.
The forest is headquartered in Montgomery, as are all four of Alabama's National Forests. The other National Forests in the state are Conecuh, Talladega and William B. Bankhead. There are local ranger district offices located in Tuskegee.
There are four main hiking trails within the National Forest and three of these are also mountain biking trails. There are also horse trails, two fish ponds, the Uchee Shooting Range, Tsinia Wildlife Viewing Area, primitive camping and the Taska Recreation Area.
- Proclamation 3326: Establishing the Tuskegee National Forest, Alabama, the Oconee National Forest, Georgia, and the Tombigbee National Forest, Mississippi. Dwight D. Eisenhower. November 27, 1959. 74 Stat c23.
- "National Forests in Alabama". USDA Forest Service. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
- U.S. Forest Service, "National Forests in Alabama", December 18, 2008, "", February 9, 2010
- Official website
- Map Highlighting the National Forest's Boundaries
- Local group's critical assessment of Forest Management
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