Jefferson Memorial Forest was established in 1946 to honor those that served in World War II. The forest encompasses over 6218 acres of land, and is the largest municipal urban forest in the United States.
The forest offers over 30 miles of hiking trails we well as campsites and fishing spots. Tom Wallace Lake is stocked annually with trout and catfish for local anglers. Several sites such as the Tom Wallace Recreation Area, Paul Yost Recreation Area, and the Horine Conference Center are also available for guests to use. The Siltstone Trail provides major hiking paths throughout the forest.
The forest is located in Kentucky's Knobs region and is full of gently rolling hills. The forest is home to various native wildlife such as bobcats, whitetail deer, and coyotes. The base of the area is siltstone and shale.