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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FISHING AND OUTDOORS
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.
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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