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USA Parks
Alabama
Southeast Region
Conecuh National Forest
CONECUH NATIONAL FOREST
CONECUH NATIONAL FOREST
Rt. 5, Box 157
Andalusia, Alabama   36420

Phone: 334-222-2555
Conecuh National Forest
'Blue Lake'
© John Bunting

View across lake

Conecuh National Forest
'Swim at Blue Lake'
© John Bunting

Conecuh National Forest
'Flintlock shooting'
© John Bunting

Firing the .50 caliber Hawken flintlock at 50 yard targets.

Conecuh National Forest
'Taking a dip at Blue Lake'
© John Bunting

Refreshing swim at Blue Lake in the Conecuh National Forest

Conecuh National Forest
'1911A1 at Conecuh'
© John Bunting

Firing the 1911 at the 25 yard targets

Conecuh National Forest
'Downrange at '
© John Bunting

View downrange at the Conecuh Rifle Range

Conecuh National Forest
'AR-15 Action'
© John Bunting

Firing on the 100 yard line

Conecuh National Forest
'100 yards'
© John Bunting

Firing the M1A at Conecuh Rifle Range

History of the Area
The National Reservation Commission established the Conecuh Purchase Unit in Escambia and Covington Counties on January 21, 1935.

On July 17, 1936, the Conecuh National Forest was created by presidential proclamation. The Conecuh National Forest initially contained 54,177 acres of cut-over and burned-over lands.

Camping


Visit the Conecuh National Forest and you're sure to find your place at Open Pond Recreation Area. The newly renovated recreation area is especially nice in early spring and during the fall and winter months. The area is open year round since South Alabama has a very mild winter, most times, and is hot during the summer months. It offers camping, picnicking, hiking and fishing.

Open Pond Recreation Area has an area strictly for picnicking. Also, available is a group shelter that was built in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It retains its original distinct design and is interesting to those who enjoy CCC history.


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March 12 Mountain biking destination by outdoordude
I went on a mild weekend in December and had a great time. This is a good place to go for non-technical riding when it is cold in other areas. There is a nice, non technical, loop of about 12 miles and many miles of FS roads to ride. Great place to ride in the fall and winter.


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