This 31-mile auto tour follows the paved roads of the Apalachee
Savannahs Scenic Byway in a loop through the southwest portion of
the forest. You will see spectacular flower displays scattered
among longleaf pine flatwoods, cypress swamps, and prairie
savannahs. The forest boasts the world's largest concentration of
red-cockaded woodpecker colonies.
The best times of year to see birds and wildflowers is in late
spring and early fall. Resident birds include woodpeckers
(pileated, red-bellied, and downy), pine warblers, brown-headed
nuthatches, and northern bobwhites. Early in the morning and in the
evening, you may see wild turkeys, fox squirrels, and white-tailed
USDA Forest Service (850) 926-3561
South of Bristol, drive 12 miles on County Road 12 to intersection
with County 379. The driving loop begins here.
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