The purpose of this study was to assess the potentials of the forest for ensuring the community based tourism development in Alemsaga Priority State Forest South Gondar zone. The study was descriptive design and employed both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Questionnaires, key Informants Interviews, focus group discussion, Observations and review of secondary sources were the main data gathering tools. Quantitative data were analyzed through the help of statistical package for social science version 22. Frequency, percentage, standard deviation and mean were employed. The study proved that enabling policy improvement , global increasing demand for ecotourism, potential benefit of ecotourism,site location, expansion of academic institutions, growth attention of governmental and NGOs conservation project to the forest ,suitable environment condition of forest and its vicinity, upgrading and development of new of infrastructure development strategies, polices of the governmentand abundances of diversified cultural tourism resources around the forest were opportunities for community based tourism development. The main conclusion drawn from this study was community based tourism has multifaceted contributions to overcome destructions of resources and to improve the live hood of the people who living around the forest. To assure this concerning bodies should be make every effort to development ecotourism scheme.
Keywords: Alemsaga, potentials, community based ecotourism, forest,