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Northwest Loop

1 - Mallard Fox Creek Wildlife Management Area - Kiosk Site


2 - Wheeler Dam - South Landing


3 - Joe Wheeler State Park


4 - Town Creek Marsh


5 - Leighton Ponds


6 - Wilson Dam Visitor Center - Kiosk Site


7 - Wilson Dam Rockpile Recreation Area


8 - Tennessee Valley Authority Reservation


9 - Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge - Kiosk Site


10 - Natchez Trace Parkway - Rock Springs Nature Trail


11 - Waterloo


12 - Natchez Trace Parkway - Colbert Ferry


13 - Freedom Hills Wildlife Management Area Walking Trail


14 - Bankhead National Forest - Central Firetower - Kiosk Site


15 - Bankhead National Forest - Sipsey Wilderness Trailhead


51 - Cypress Cove Farm

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Bankhead National Forest - Central Firetower - Kiosk Site

Northwest Loop

Barred Owl Description: Bankhead National Forest encompasses 180,000 acres of public land crisscrossed with hundreds of miles of deep canyons, providing an adventurous environment for hours or days of exploration. Habitats in the national forest range from old fields to mature pine and hardwood forests. The area is renowned for its breeding Cerulean Warblers, which can be found in several of the heavily wooded canyon bottoms. Check amongst the pines for resident Pine Warblers and Brownheaded Nuthatches and explore the trails at night for Chuck-will’s-widows and Barred Owls. With so many impressive waterfalls, clear streams, and deep verdant forests to explore, Bankhead National Forest is sure to be a favorite for many visits to come.

Directions: From the intersection of AL Hwy 24 and AL Hwy 33 in Moulton, head south on Hwy 33 for 11.4 miles into Bankhead National Forest. The orientation kiosk is located by the firetower.  Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

GPS Coordinates: N 34.3452, W 87.3393
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Fee: Free

Contact Info:
U.S. Forest Service
District Ranger, Bankhead National Forest
PO Box 278, Double Springs, AL 35553
Double Springs, AL 35553
(205) 489-5111
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