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Double Springs offers a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities. Located within the William B. Bankhead National Forest, Double Springs is at the center of what is called “one of the Deep South's finest pockets of deep woods.” The forest has 180,000 acres of pine and hardwood forest, deep gorges, waterfalls and bubbling streams and a wide variety of wildlife. Bankhead is part of the Warrior Mountains, which is the western terminus of the Appalachian Mountains. The jewel of Bankhead National Forest is the Sipsey Wilderness, called the “Land of a Thousand Waterfalls.” This region is comprised of upland ridges and deep, lush canyons. The Sipsey's topography is the result of the meeting of the Cumberland Plateau and a lot of flowing, falling water. Deeper into the forest reveals giant, ancient trees, including yellow pine, eastern hemlock and cucumber magnolia. Bankhead is also home to the Sipsey Fork, which has been designated Alabama's only National Wild and Scenic River. Activities in the forest include canoeing, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, birdwatching and wildlife viewing and camping. The William B. Bankhead National Forest is also home to Native American relics and is one of the nation's premier sites for prehistoric drawings, petroglyphs and rock carvings.

The southeast quarter of the William B. Bankhead National Forest winds around part of the Lewis Smith Lake. This man-made lake is located on the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River and covers over 21,000 acres. The three-finger, octopus-like lake has over 500 miles of shoreline and a level of 510 feet. The lake was created by Alabama Power by use of the Smith Lake Dam, which is the largest earthen dam in the eastern United States. Lewis Smith Lake is the second cleanest lake in America, behind Lake Tahoe and is known for its excellent bass and bluegill fishing. Double Springs is also home to a National Forestry campground located inside the Bankhead Forest. It is located 25 miles west of the town of Cullman on Highway 278. The campground has two loops of sites for RVs, fifth wheels and trailers. There is also a primitive area for tent camping. The two loops have full hookups with sewer, electric, and water. In addition, there is a swimming beach and boat ramp inside the campground.

Other attractions in Double Springs includes the 1944 memorial marker on the courthouse square erected in honor of the Denson Brothers. Seaborn M. Denson and Thomas J. Denson devoted their lives to composing and teaching American religious folk music in most of the southern States, but mostly in Alabama. The town also offers several good family restaurants and businesses and shopping that cater to tourists. The town of Birmingham is only 25 miles from Double Springs and offers fine dining, upscale shopping, museums, theater and nightlife. The Birmingham region is also home to more than a dozen beautiful, public golf courses, including one on Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. This trail has become a major destination on the itineraries of many golf tourists.


 

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