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William Bankhead National Forest, Double Springs

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William Bankhead National Forest is located in Double Springs. Arrange your visit to William Bankhead National Forest and discover more family-friendly attractions in Double Springs using our Double Springs travel itinerary planner.
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  • The trip to Bankhead forest was great. The trails are well kept up. You can get up close and personal with nature and its beauty. We hiked to Caney Creek Falls and it was spectacular I could have just...  more »
  • We always take a trip through Bankhead at least once or twice a year if not more. You can swim in the summer. If the water is up, you can canoe or kayak. Thompson's creek is a great place to hang out ...  more »
  • We saw the National Forest was near our route and aimed for it. There are a few pull offs and an old church we explored. We were going to stop at the picnic area to stretch our legs but it was across ...  more »
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  • I have been swimming here every summer since I can remember, & My Husband & I have taken our Son swimming there a lot of times over the years. It's always been fun, it's kept clean, & there are grills & tables scattered around for Parties, or any kind of gathering. Great place for families to relax & soak up the sun. Great place to start teaching the little one how to Doggy Paddle & how to float since it's fairly shallow for a few feet.
  • They say this park is first come first serve but not true. I called and was promised a site drove for an hour to get there, as I was pulling into the park the host calls and says that he just gave the camp site away. I had family already camping there so I decide to spend the day make the best of it. But the camp site I was promised set there with no one on it for more than three hours. I was prepared had all my camping gear ready to camp. I feel it's not fair how my Family was treated and the bathroom could stand for super deep cleaning. The host was nice but fair is fair. I would never visit this campground again. The campground is beautiful. My kiddos enjoyed the swimming area. Just make sure you make reservations before driving a long ways. Corinth Campgrounds
  • Trails that are seldom seen by anything but foot, and dozens of waterfalls make the Bankhead national forest an incredible place to visit!
  • Coldest water in Alabama. Great kayaking, camping, amazing wildlife. I'm a little ashamed of some fellow campers for leaving their trash on a few sites. Security is incredible. We have had Winston County sheriff's deputy Brad Curtis and forestry officers check on us periodically
  • I have lived on the edge of Bankhead all my life and love it. It's more tourist friendly spots are never crowded, so you can enjoy the forest like it was meant to be. Places that are just a little off the beaten track like little natural bridge in Houston are well maintained but not so well that it destroys the reason I love the forest. There and Brushy are great places to go when you need some peace from this hectic world. Brushy Creek camping grounds are perfect for a family who wants to camp and fish with a trail and bathroom but not so worked on that you might as well be camping in a parking lot. I suggest anyone who wants a sight that will stay with you forever to go up there after a good rain and a full moon. The water cascading over the dam under the full moon will be something that will stay with you forever. I suggest doing it alone or only with people who mean a lot to you. There's a beginner level cave that's good enough for nearly anyone. There are so many waterfalls that you can't count them, waterfalls of all heights and with 2 or 3 levels. Sipsy River is perfect for the whole family to float down, it has towering bluffs on one side or the other most of the way down it. Also Indians have walked that forest and you can retrace their steps and imagine a simpler time. I could ramble on about the beauty, sights and history of this forest for hours so I'm gonna stop now. If you go please respect it so everyone can enjoy it. Thanks and maybe I'll see you there one day.