Little River State Forest

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Coordinates: 31°15′27″N 87°30′14″W / 31.25750°N 87.50389°W / 31.25750; -87.50389
Little River State Forest
Alabama State Forests
named for: Little River
Country United States
State Alabama
County Escambia and Monroe
Elevation 161 ft (49 m) [1]
Coordinates 31°15′27″N 87°30′14″W / 31.25750°N 87.50389°W / 31.25750; -87.50389
Area 2,100 acres (850 ha)
Established 1934
Management Alabama Forestry Commission
Location of Geneva State Forest in Alabama
Website: Little River State Forest

Little River State Forest is an Alabama state forest in the counties of Escambia and Monroe. The forest is approximately 2,100 acres (850 ha) and sits at an elevation of 161 feet (49 m).[1] The forest had its beginnings in the 1930s, when the property was deeded to the state. In 1934, during the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began work to create a state park at the site. Many current structures date from the CCC period, including the office building, a cabin, pavilions, a nature trail, and a 25-acre (10 ha) lake.[2][3] The site is managed and maintained by the Alabama Forestry Commission.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Little River State Forest". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Little River State Forest". Alabama Forestry Commission. State of Alabama. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Paige, John C. (1985). "Chapter One: A Brief History of the Civilian Conservation Corps". The Civilian Conservation Corps and the National Park Service, 1933-1942: An Administrative History. Washington, D.C.: U.S. National Park Service, Department of the Interior. OCLC 12072830. Retrieved May 3, 2012.