Looking for solitude and the small town way of life? Then Winston County is the place for you to retire. Home to the communities of Haleyville, Double Springs, Houston, and Arley.

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Smith Lake Sunset Fishing


Winston County is home to Bankhead National Forest and the Sipsey Wilderness, which is one of Alabama’s four National Forests that covers 181,230 acres. It is home to Alabama’s only National Wild and Scenic River, the Sipsey Fork River. Recreational Areas offer so many trails you could spend weeks here. There are six recreation areas scattered about the Bankhead National Forest, each offering a unique experience of its own. Facilities for camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, and swimming are abundant. All facilities are designed with forest users in mind and provide varying challenges for everyone from the novice to the expert. Forest users will find that each area has its own personality and with the changing seasons, even that personality will change. Sipsey is the largest national forest wilderness area east of the Mississippi. The Sipsey Fork River offers a peaceful float trip combined with the beautiful scenery and great camping that distinguishes Bankhead from other National Forests. While canoeing the Sipsey Fork you will pass magnificent walls of rock which have been carved for thousands of years by the erosive power of water. As the Sipsey Fork begins to merge with Smith Lake, the creek becomes non-turbulent and wide. This area must be paddled but offers a slow-pace if interested in fishing or just a slow-paced family trip.

Scenic North Alabama Motorcycle Route-Bankhead National Forest

Bankhead National Forest

Rocky Ravine Haleyville

Rocky Ravine Park

City Lake Park Haleyville

City Lake Park Haleyville

Haleyville Country Club

Haleyville Country Club

Double Springs Community Center

Double Springs Community Center

Seymour Durbin Park Double Springs

Seymour-Durbin Recreation Park

Winston County Arts Council

Winston County Arts Council

Camping at Duncan Bridge

Duncan Bridge RV Resort

Natural Bridge Park

Natural Bridge Park

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Lakeshore Inn & Marina

Camp McDowell summer camp

Camp McDowell

houston historic jail

Houston Historic Jail

Lakeland Community Hospital

Lakeland Community Hospital

A great place to live, work, play and enjoy friendly neighbors.

Winston County is a great place to live, work, play and enjoy friendly neighbors. We have an abundance of natural resources in the Bankhead National Forest and Smith Lake. We enjoy a great quality of life.

- Mayor Ken Sunseri

Winston County Resident of 46 years


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