Upper Skyway Motorway

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Upper Skyway Motorway, Forest Service Road 500, is a 24-mile-long gravel route meandering through the northern reaches of the Talladega National Forest. A 1/2-mile-long section of the trail is paved near the route's mid-way mark. This route travels through the Choccolocco Wildlife Management Area in the Choccolocco Mountain Range. With abundant groves of hardwood Oaks, you are treated to a beautiful mature forest on this route. If so inclined, you can take a short spur road to the pristine Sweetwater Lake and relax with a hook in the water. Hiking, biking, hunting, and horseback riding are popular activities along Upper Skyway Motorway.

Five different designated camping areas are located along Upper Skyway Motorway. These campgrounds are primitive, semi-primitive, and improved. Hunter camps have no services, while other venues have modern toilet structures, fire rings, and picnic tables. The Coleman Lake Recreation Area has full RV sites with power, water, and sewer.