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Description - The Tuskegee has a number of recreation attractions. For picnickers, there is Taska Recreation Area. Firearms enthusiasts head to Uchee Firing Range. Hikers travel the scenic Bartram National Recreation Trail. Birders as well as photography buffs find plenty of wildlife viewing at Tsinia Wildlife Viewing Area.

Recreation - The primary recreational opportunities on the Forest are primitive. There are no large, developed lakes or campgrounds. Visitors come to the Tuskegee to hike, fish, photograph, study nature, hunt, bird watch, canoe and camp.

Climate - The climate of Alabama's lowlands can be described as subtropical with nearly 60 inches of rain each year. The highest amount of rain reaches the region as afternoon thunderstorms in July, August and September. Summers are extremely hot and humid with temperatures frequently reaching above 100 degrees F. Summer nights cool slightly and provide a good time to travel through the region.

Winter temperatures are mild, rarely dipping below 40 degrees with the humidity level at its lowest in November and December. Spring and fall are very pleasant times to visit the region. Spring brings mild temperatures and blooming trees and flowers. During the fall temperatures range from 65 to 85 degrees F with low humidity levels. Northern Alabama is generally cooler than the south due to its higher elevations.

Location - The Tuskegee National Forest is located in Macon County, in southeast Alabama. It is approximately 50 miles east of Montgomery and 40 miles west of Columbus, Georgia. The Forest office is located in the town of Tuskegee, east of Montgomery. Interstate 85, and US Highways 80 and 29 provide access to the Forest.


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Filed By: Adam Weinbaum (Phenix City, AL)
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Report: Had a great time hunting today! Didn't get the big one today. Maybe next time. It was lots of fun.


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Contact Information:
Tuskegee National Forest, 125 National Forest Road 949 , Tuskegee, AL, 35160, Phone: 334-727-2652

Additional Information:
Alabama National Forests & Parks - Alabama has four National Forests, an Historic Site, a Military Park, a Monument and a Preserve. These areas are scattered throughout the state and offer a full variety of recreation opportunities.
Central Alabama - Central Alabama includes the area surrounding Montgomery, Auburn and Tuscaloosa. The Tuskegee National Forest, a portion of the Talladega National Forest, numerous State Parks and several large lakes can be found in this area.

Links:
Alabama National Forests - Official agency website
State Guide - Destination Research Made Simple

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