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Address: Double Springs, AL 35553
Phone Number: 205-489-5111
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This unique ecosystem is perfect for winter hiking.

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Blessed to live in the Bankhead Forest area

The Bankhead Forest is one of the most beautiful locations in the state! Great hiking, camping, exploring! If you love the outdoors, you must visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann W
Houston, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really nice but it was dificult to find the attractions. Needs more signs and better direction. Got to see one of the water falls and I t wss really cool.

Thank Rafael D
Houston, Alabama
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bankhead Forest is one of the most beautiful locations in the state! Great hiking, camping, exploring! If you love the outdoors, you must visit!

Thank Ann W
Florence, Kentucky
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86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This is a fantastic National Forest campground with full hookups. We only paid $20 per night for full hookups. The restroom and shower facilities were clean.

Thank Bob B
Starkville, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in clear creek campground which was beautiful and perfectly maintained for $26/night lakeside tent camping. It's about 45 min from the ranger station in Double Springs which is a MUST for figuring out where you're headed--don't try to figure it out through the Internet alone, we tried and failed and should have just made time... More 

3 Thank Raine R
Hayden, Alabama
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49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Miles of trails that are great for riding! The trails are wet so be prepared. Lots of fun and natural beauty!

Thank Kayla2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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244 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The entire area is nothing short of magical--miles and miles of trails, campgrounds, swimming and water sports, fishing, hunting, and literally anything you can think of doing. (Corinth campground is fantastic! Smith Lake Dam is cool to visit. There is so much to do around the lake and in the forest! Oh, don't forget Brushy Lake Campground and Pine Torch... More 

1 Thank RollTide315
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

One of the best experiences I had on my journey from South Padre Island TX to Binghamton NY for my 50th High School reunion. I kept extending my stay right through Memorial Day for almost 2 weeks. A beautiful well maintained facility run by civilian camp hosts. Restrooms were immaculate. Located just outside Double Springs, AL on the deep crystal... More 

Thank Tom C
Decatur, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Kinlock Falls is a favorite among the locals. I have visited this waterfall many times in the last 20 years. At the top of the falls is a great rock to picnic on with the family. The falls are flat at top. The first small drop is what I call the jacuzzi as it goes to my waist and jacuzzi... More 

3 Thank Wendy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We have visited Bankhead NF many times from short day trips for picnics and hikes to a 5 day backpacking trip, and even renting a nearby cabin. Bankhead is beautiful and offers a variety of landscapes. The Sipsey Wilderness area is our favorite with its many waterfalls, Borden Creek perfect for wading, and even old growth forests. Our kids love... More 

4 Thank LosLobosLogan
Wheeling, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Based on what I can find the Sipsey Forest seems to be the most popular area for hiking. I would recommend starting from the 200 trailhead which as noted in a previous post is located at 34.285583,-87.398552. I hiked the 200 trail as well as parts of the 203 and 207. The 200 trail was definitely the highlight with the... More 

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