Alexander State Forest is an 8,000-acre established in 1923. Although originally intended to be the first of several state-owned demonstration forests, today, Alexander State Forest is the only one. The multiple-use forest contains approximately 700 acres of hardwood bottomland, 4,800 acres of loblolly, slash and longleaf pines, and 2,500 acres of Indian Creek Lake. It is managed for timber production, forestry research and recreation. In addition, the forest is a game management area. The forest contains an estimated 35 million board feet of timber. The 175-foot Woodworth Tower in the Forest’s headquarters compound is believed to be the world’s tallest fire tower.
Left: This 175-foot fire tower is believed to be the world’s tallest fire tower.