Tuskegee National Forest

Tuskegee National Forest
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of Tuskegee National Forest
Location Macon County, Alabama, USA
Nearest city Tuskegee, AL
Coordinates 32°28′35″N 85°36′26″W / 32.47639°N 85.60722°W / 32.47639; -85.60722Coordinates: 32°28′35″N 85°36′26″W / 32.47639°N 85.60722°W / 32.47639; -85.60722
Area 11,252 acres (45.54 km2)
Established November 27, 1959
Governing body U.S. Forest Service
Website Tuskegee National Forest

The Tuskegee National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in Macon County, Alabama, just north of Tuskegee and west of Auburn.[1] 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.

Outdoor Activities

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.[2]


  1. "National Forests in Alabama". USDA Forest Service. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  2. U.S. Forest Service, "National Forests in Alabama", December 18, 2008, "", February 9, 2010

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