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393 Co Rd 174
Grove Oak, Alabama   35975
(lat:34.4748 lon:-86.0539) map location

Phone: 800 252-7275
Toll Free: 1-800-ALAPARK
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As legend goes, Buck's Pocket is where all the defeated public officials go to lick their wounds after an unsuccessful election. This 2,000-acre park in northeast Alabama is secluded in a natural pocket of the Appalachian Mountains chain. The park's picnic area offers a canyon rim natural vista into the pocket below. The pocket itself, on an upstream tributary of Lake Guntersville, hosts an improved campground, complete with tables, grills, shelters, laundry, comfort station, playground and hiking trails. The Park is located two miles north of Grove Oak in northeast Alabama.
GeneralLand, acres2,000
Day-UseHiking Trail, miles20
 Picnic Shelters, #1
 Bridle Trails, miles6
CampingWater/Electric Sites, #36
Buck's Pocket State Park hosts an improved campground (36 campsites with water and electricity, four have sewage), complete with tables, grills, shelters, laundry, comfort station, playground and 20 miles of hiking trails. Buck's Pocket now has Rental Campers available:

No more than six persons per Rental Camper.

Rental Campers are furnished with a microwave, stove, sink, coffee maker and small refrigerator.

A picnic table and an outside grill is provided for each Rental Camper.

Please Note: There are no bed linens, bath linens, pillows, cooking or eating utensils provided in Rental Campers.

No pets are allowed in Rental Camper.

All Rental Campers are non-smoking.

FREE Wireless Internet Access at Park office and at five campsites.
A boat launch and fishing area are provided seven miles downstream at Morgan's Cove on Lake Guntersville located in north Alabama between Bridgeport and Guntersville. Alabama's largest lake contains 69,100 acres and stretches 75 miles from Nickajack Dam to Guntersville Dam. Free boat ramps and private marinas dot the lake's perimeter. Fishing, boating, camping, hunting and eagle watching are popular sports in the area. Eagle watching centers on Guntersville State Park and the dam during the winter, though some bald eagles stay all year. The lake's fish habitat includes milfoil and hydrilla weed beds from which big bass explode on topwater baits.

Bucks Pocket State Park is located near Albertville, Guntersville

Buck's Pocket has one covered pavilion available by reservation.
Buck's Pocket State Park has 20 miles of hiking trails varying from 1/4 mile to 6 miles in length. There are also six miles of horseback trails. These trails offer visitors a perfect opportunity to get better acquainted with the area?s rich woodlands and vistas.

The region around Buck?s Pocket State Park, South Sauty Creek, and Morgan?s Cove provides a number of habitats worthy of exploration. The waters of South Sauty Creek are attractive to numerous migratory waterfowl, as well as Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets. Just downstream from the boat landing at Morgan?s Cove, Bald Eagles are known to nest on the forested slopes above the creek. Buck?s Pocket State Park?s wooded pocket canyon is complete with singing Red-eyed Vireo, Wood Thrush, and Scarlet Tanagers. The park can also host some interesting surprises during migration. Morgan?s Cove is also part of the state park. This secluded cove is the perfect spot to watch Belted Kingfishers diving for their dinner or to launch a canoe and paddle your day away.

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February 18 favorite park to camping area by faye
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