Several features make Conecuh National Forest a special place to visit. Some of these unique features include mist-laden hardwood swamps, southern coastal plain pine forest, and pitcher plant bogs. Some of the popular plant or tree species in the forest include Upland Scrub Oak, Longleaf Pine, and Dogwood. Visitors to the forest will also find an aquatic labyrinth of winding creeks and cypress ponds.
Besides this natural splendor, visitors will also find several other amenities at the forest including Open Pond Recreation Area, which includes a shelter that was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in a positive effort to help unemployed Americans during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Other amenities available at the park include trails, picnic sites, campground, and a shooting range.
These amenities make the park a popular place to enjoy several recreational activities including hunting, camping, fishing, bird watching, boating, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, mountain biking, and shooting. Visitors are also permitted to bring their dog’s into the park as long as they abide by the strict forest rules. Some of the forest rules regarding dogs include the following.
First, dogs should always be leashed. The leash must be a maximum of six feet in length. If a dog is not leashed, then the dog should be in a secure enclosure. All this is meant to prevent your pooch from causing harm to the forest's resources as well as to protect your pooch. Secondly, visitors are expected to keep their dogs well behaved at all times, and this includes cleaning up after their tail-waggers.