Winston County, Alabama¬†has many activities and attractions to enjoy‚Ä¶check¬†them out!
Bankhead National Forest
Off Highway 278, Double Springs, and Hwy. 33, Double Springs and Moulton; (205) 489-5111; Learn more about Forests in Winston County, Alabama.
Bankhead National Forest is located approximately eight miles east of Double Springs on 180,000 acres of forest land containing an abundance of bluffs, canyons, waterfalls, springs and lakes. There are four recreation areas ¬† located in the Bankhead National Forest offering a wide range of recreational activities. The four recreation areas include the Brushy Lake Recreation Area located just north of Double Springs; the Clear Creek Recreation Area which is located approximately 13.5 miles north of Jasper; the Houston Recreation Area located approximately 12 miles east of Double Springs just off Highway 278 on Co. Rd. 63; and the Corinth Recreation Area located 8 miles east of Double Springs off Highway. 278.
Houston Historical Jail
Located at 4786 Co. Rd. 63 in Houston, Alabama;¬† Learn more at the Houston Historical Society.
The Old Houston Jail, circa 1868, is certified as the oldest structure of its kind in the State of Alabama and the second oldest in the United States. Houston was the the original Winston County seat. ¬† The Old HOuston Jail was placed on The National Registry of Historic Places in 1975. The Old Houston Jail has a very unique architectural design consisting of logs and nails which provide a glimpse into life in the 19th Century. ¬† A countywide initiative to restore and preserve the Jail was begun in 2006.¬† Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week. Free access.
Natural Bridge of Alabama
Highway 278 in Natural Bridge, Alabama; (205) 486-5330
Natural Bridge is a natural 148-foot sandstone bridge which towers 60 feet above a winding pathway. Natural Bridge was created thousands of years ago by headward erosion of a tributary stream. Natural Bridge is located in a forest setting with natural gardens, picnicing, nature trails, and concessions. Hours of Operation: Open daily 8 a.m.-sunset, year round. Admission.
Winston County Outdoors
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‚Äôs first national wilderness area. Known as ‚ÄúThe Land of a Thousand Waterfalls,‚ÄĚ the 25,000-acre wilderness park affords visitors opportunities to hike, horseback ride, boat, fish, swim, and canoe…>>more.