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Conecuh National Forest
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Conecuh National Forest Flintlock shooting © John Bunting
Firing the .50 caliber Hawken flintlock at 50 yard targets.
Conecuh National Forest 1911A1 at Conecuh © John Bunting
Firing the 1911 at the 25 yard targets
Conecuh National Forest Swim at Blue Lake © John Bunting
Conecuh National Forest Taking a dip at Blue Lake © John Bunting
Refreshing swim at Blue Lake in the Conecuh National Forest
Conecuh National Forest Shotgun action in Conecuh © John Bunting
Shotgunning at the new Conecuh rifle Range in conecuh National Forrest.
Conecuh National Forest New Conecuh Rifle Range © John Bunting
M1A rifle firing at the new Conecuh Rifle Range near Bradley, AL.
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
Conecuh National Forest Downrange at © John Bunting
View downrange at the Conecuh Rifle Range
Conecuh National Forest Blue Lake © John Bunting
View across lake
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24481 Alabama 55
Andalusia, Alabama   36420-5467
(lat:31.0808 lon:-86.6207) map location

Phone: (334) 222-2555
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.


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.

Conecuh National Forest is located near Andalusia

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