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Buck's Pocket State Park

Adventure awaits on the rugged, seemingly untouched landscapes of a state park that borders three Alabama counties.

Four years after closing down to the public, due to financial woes, the newly renovated Buck’s Pocket State Park campground reopened on Monday, June 15th 2020 to campers, hikers and off-road trail riders.

The completely renovated campground and newly paved 8-mile-long ORV (Off-Road Recreational Vehicle) trail were officially opened during a ceremony and ribbon cutting in a joint effort between Jackson, Marshall & DeKalb County officials.

Now, adventurers of all sorts are welcome to experience hiking, white water rafting, kayaking, fishing, swimming and camping with the purhcase of a day use pass.

Located in three counties (DeKalb, Jackson and Marshall), the Cherokee Indians once lived among this wild mountain-side.

Secluded in a natural pre-historic looking part of the Appalachian Mountain foothills, the pocket itself is on an upstream tributary of Lake Guntersville. Seven miles downstream at Morgan’s Cove is a boat launch and fishing area on Lake Guntersville, noted for spectacular bass fishing.

Avide outdoor enthusiasts often get their thrills climbing the peak of the Point Rock and looking down into the 800-foot Canyon and raft the white waters, during the fall.

Hours

8AM - 5PM

Pricing

$5.00+

Amenities

hiking
camping
off road vehicles
fishing
kayaking
white water rafting

Attributes

  • Family-Friendly
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Eco-Friendly