The Conecuh National Forest is the southern-most national forest in Alabama, encompassing 84,000 acres between Andalusia, Alabama, and the Florida line. This public-land jewel supports prime examples of habitats and associated species found in natural ecosystems of the lower coastal plain. Prime among these habitats are upland longleaf pine forest and shallow ponds and bogs that are maintained by regular ground fires. This rich ecological backdrop provides setting for a wide variety of recreational activities, including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, backpacking, picnicking, bicycling, shooting sports, wildlife viewing, and nature study.
Blue Lake Recreation
Blue Lake Recreation Area is a day-use picnic area with swimming beach. It is a short 10-minute drive from Open Pond Recreation Area and is available for use by those camping at Open Pond Campground. Picnic sites, restrooms, outdoor showers and a sand beach are available.
Fishing is also popular at Blue Lake. A primitive boat ramps provides access to the lake. Fishing requires an Alabama fishing license.