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Located in northwestern Alabama is the William B. Bankhead National Forest, the state?s largest National Forest. It measures 181,230 acres worth of land.

Established in June 1942, the William B. Bankhead National Forest is home to the state?s only National Wild and Scenic River, the Sipsey Fork. It was named after William B. Bankhead, in honor of his service to the state, being a longtime US Representative from the state.

The William B. Bankhead National Forest is also known as ?the land of a thousand waterfalls?. It features the Sipsey Wilderness, a location where there are plenty of wildlife, limestone bluffs, waterfalls, and swift streams. It is also one of the South?s premier locations for prehistoric drawings, rock carvings, and petroglyphs.
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