Public access to some portions of recreation areas in the Bankhead Forest temporarily closed

BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST - Effective immediately, public access to developed campgrounds, day use areas and dispersed recreation area restrooms in the following locations in the Bankhead National Forest are temporarily yet indefinitely suspended, for the health and safety of visitors and staff due to the Coronavirus-2019, or COVID-19 pandemic.

Areas affected are:

Houston Day Use Area;

Brushy Lake Campground;

Sipsey Trailhead (restroom only);

Natural Bridge Day Use Area (located near Moreland);

Pine Torch Horse Trailhead (restroom only);

Flint Creek Multiple Use Trailhead;

Brushy Lake Day Use;

McDougal Hunt Camp (restroom only);

Hurricane Creek Shooting Range;

Owl Creek (restroom only).

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