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Geneva State Forest

Friday, April 28, 2023

Other Names

Indian Branch

Last Known StatusOpen

This large state forest has miles of easy multiple use trails that wind through a scenic mixed pine wood forest. Trails are mostly flat and easy, making this a good choice to bring a beginner. The forest is open year-round except during scheduled deer hunting days which usually takes place in December and January.

The forest has beautiful scenic views with plenty of scattered wild flowers and abundant wildlife. The main staging area has a sign in board and self pay kiosk. Fishing is permitted at the lake however swimming or wading is prohibited.

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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenOpen daily except during deer hunting days (December and January).
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on the trail
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size7,120 acres (11 sq mi)
Climate TypeForest
Elevation150 to 250 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None


AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SE)Revels Store (334) 898-7246
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SE)Revels Store (334) 898-7246
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (N)Lake Frank Jackson RV Park (334) 493-6988
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (N)Lake Frank Jackson RV Park (334) 493-6988
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (N)Lake Frank Jackson RV Park (334) 493-6988
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SE)Revels Store (334) 898-7246


EntryYes ($2.00 per person)


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityKinston, AL
Address1119 Forest Area Road, Kinston, AL 36453
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Samson, AL
1) Take SR-52 west 4.5 miles
2) Turn left (south-west) on SR-54, continue 1.7 miles
3) Turn right (north-west) on Forest Area Road, continue about 1.5 miles
4) Main entrance is on the right.


Contact InfoGeneva State Forest
1119 Forest Area Road
Kinston, AL 36453
(334) 898-7013
(334) 240-9300
Contact InfoGeneva State Forest Stakeholder Volunteers


Geneva State Forest Trail Photo

Geneva State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 1/3/2016 (Thanks!)

Geneva State Forest Trail Photo

OHV at Geneva State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 11/8/2015 (Thanks!)

Geneva State Forest Trail Photo

Geneva State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 3/17/2019 (Thanks!)

Geneva State Forest Trail Photo

Geneva State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 3/17/2019 (Thanks!)

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