Natural Destinations


The Black Belt region’s expansive, scenic landscapes are ideal for equestrian trails.

Bold Destiny/Bedford Cash Memorial Trail


The Black Belt is home to many exceptional public and private golf courses.

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Visit the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail online.


The Black Belt is home to some of the best recreational hunting opportunities in the United States. With one of the longest deer seasons in the country, the Black Belt offers excellent accommodations and quality hunting expeditions.

Alabama Black Belt Adventures

Alabama Black Belt Adventures

Alabama Quail Trail

National Forests

Two of the four National Forests in Alabama maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service are located in the Black Belt region of Alabama.

Talledega National Forest – Oakmulgee District, Bibb, Hale, Dallas, Perry Counties

Tuskegee National Forest, Macon County

National Recreation Trail

Bartram Trail, Macon County

The scenic Bartram Trail is the first trail in Alabama to be designated a National Recreation Trail. The trail runs through the Tuskegee National Forest for about eight and one half (8 1/2) miles.

National Wildlife Refuges

There are two National Wildlife Refuges in the Black Belt region that are actively working to preserve the natural integrity of the region.

Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, Bibb County

Cahaba River NWR is home to five federally listed species including the Cahaba shiner, Goldline darter, Round rocksnail, and Cylindrical lioplax snail. The largest known stand of the imperiled Shoals lily (known locally as the Cahaba lily) also occurs within the Refuge, and restoration of native longleaf pine communities are also a prime focus of Refuge management

Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge, Clarke County

Established in 1964, the 4,218 acre refuge encompasses approximately 1,802 acres of lakes, sloughs, and creeks, 2,265 acres of bottomland hardwoods, and 151 acres of croplands and moist soil units. Located along the Tombigbee River, a large portion of the Refuge is accessible only by boat. The primary purpose of the refuge is to provide wood duck brood habitat and serve as a protected wintering area for waterfowl.

River Activities

The abundance of rivers in the Black Belt prompts its reference as Alabama’s River Region. The Alabama, Black Warrior, Cahaba, Conecuh, and Tombigbee rivers have helped shape the history of the region and today support recreational activities, such as canoeing, boating, and fishing.

Alabama Scenic River Trail

Cahaba River Canoe Trail

Scenic Byways

Many people just passing through the Black Belt comment on the beautiful landscape that can simply be seen while driving through the region. There are two scenic byways in the Black Belt.

National Scenic Byway: Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail and All American Road

State Scenic Byway: Black Belt Nature and Heritage Trail

State Parks

The Black Belt region of Alabama is home to four of Alabama’s 22 State Parks. These areas, maintained by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, provide recreational opportunities for camping, picnicking, hiking, swimming, fishing, and boating.

Bladon Springs State Park, Choctaw County

Chickasaw State Park, Marengo County

Paul M. Grist State Park, Dallas County

Roland Cooper State Park, Wilcox County

State Wildlife Management Areas

The Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources develops, maintains, and manages almost 150,000 acres of Wildlife Management Areas in the Black Belt region of Alabama that support primarily big and small game.

Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area, Bibb County

Demopolis Wildlife Management Area, Sumter, Hale, Marengo, Greene Counties

Frank W. & Rob M. Boykin Wildlife Management Area, Washington County

Kinterbish Wildlife Management Area , Sumter, Choctaw Counties

Lowndes Wildlife Management Area, Lowndes County

Oakmulgee Wildlife Management Area, Bibb, Hale, Perry Counties

Scotch Wildlife Management Area, Clarke County