Four Open Woods Weeks are scheduled for the Forever Wild Sipsey River Complex located in Tuscaloosa County near Buhl, Ala. This outdoor recreation area features 7,155 acres of beautiful bottomland forest along the Sipsey River.

Canoeing, birding, fishing, picnicking and wildlife photography are welcome on these dates. Those wanting to hike, bike and horseback ride during these Open Woods Weeks should be aware that there may be an increase in vehicle traffic. 

During Open Woods Weeks, the public is welcome to drive into the Sipsey River complex along the main gravel road leading from the Jack's Drive parking area to the south gate. The main gate will be open from 4 p.m. on Friday and remain open through the following week until 4 p.m. Sunday.

In the event the Sipsey River is out of its banks and flooding the roads, the dates will be rescheduled.

2023 Open Woods Week 

  • June 23-July 2
  • July 21-30
  • August 18-27
  • September 15-24

More information about the Forever Wild Sipsey River Complex.