About Our Area

There are a number of recreational opportunities for visitors to Winston County. The William B. Bankhead National Forest, named for the distinguished Alabama politician, offers a range of outdoor activities in which to take part. Visitors can hike, fish, boat, or camp in the forest as well as picnic in any one of four recreational areas. Within the boundaries of the forest lies the Sipsey Wilderness, Alabama’s first national wilderness area. Known as “The Land of a Thousand Waterfalls,” the 25,000-acre wilderness park affords visitors opportunities to hike, horseback ride, boat, fish, swim, and canoe. Another popular outdoor attraction in Winston County is Natural Bridge. Thousands of years old, Natural Bridge is a double-span, 60-foot-high, sandstone bridge. The bridge is believed to be the longest natural bridge east of the Rocky Mountains. A number of nature paths and picnic areas surround the bridge and are open to the public.