Dog info and rules Tuskegee National Forest

Tuskegee National Forest

Located in the state of Alabama

Tuskegee National Forest's Bartram National Recreation Trail was Alabama's first National Recreation Trail. Tuskegee is one of the smallest National Forests and is managed together with Alabama's other National Forests.

  • Along roads
  • Hiking trails
  • Campgrounds
  • Picnic areas
  • Other developed exterior areas of the forest
  • Must be restrained or kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times.
  • Pick up after your dog at all times – Leave no trace
  • Dogs must wear a collar with current tags at all times
  • Saddle or pack animals are allowed in recreation sites only where authorized by posted instructions

*Please see more details for leash info

  • Inside buildings (unless service animal)
  • Swimming areas (unless service animal)
  • Never leave your pet unattended or alone inside a vehicle
  • Pick up after your dog at all times – Leave no trace
  • Never off leash – unless inside a vehicle, tent, dog crate or other portable kennel
  • Untagged dogs or dogs with uncurrent tags
  • Excessive barking

*Please see more details for leash info

  • Extreme Desert Heat – Do not bring your dog on extremely hot days
  • Poisonous Snakes
  • Poisonous Plants
  • Ticks and biting insects
  • Do not drink from waterways
  • Bring plenty of drinking water
  • Swim safely, extreme water areas

Leash Laws: Most parks require dogs to be on a leash in some or all areas, however, some parks allow dogs off leash in certain locations, please consult the parks website before going off leash, Thank you!

  • Consult the park website before traveling all information is to be used as a guide.
  • Respect local wildlife.
  • Leave no trace – What you bring in, you bring out.
  • If you are visiting during the hottest months of the year, a “palm test” is recommended before walking your dog – place your hand on the pavement for a minute and see if it is comfortable there. If the pavement feels hot to your palm, it will be hot to your dog’s paws.

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Tuskegee National Forest Website

Tuskegee National Forest Camping

Tuskegee National Forest Hiking

Tuskegee National Forest Volunteer

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