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Buck's Pocket State Park near Lake Guntersville
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One of the great things about Alabama is that it is easy to enjoy nature almost all year round.  Fall is a wonderful time to travel around the state and enjoy the autumn colors and the last good days of weather.  Alabama is known for its wonderful state parks.  Buck's Pocket State Park, located at 393 County Road 174 in Grove Oak near Lake Guntersville, is only one of 24 state parks in Alabama.  This 2,000-acre park is great for hiking and camping.  A boat launch and fishing area are provided seven miles away at Morgan Cove on Lake Guntersville.  Whether you have only a day or are able to stay outdoors for a week, you'll enjoy Buck's Pocket State Park.

Buck's Pocket has 36 modern campsites and a number of primitive camping available.  You will also find comfort stations available.  There is a picnic area with a play area, refreshments and a group pavilion available.  No pets are allowed in State Park lodging facilities, including hotel rooms, cabins, cottages, and chalets. Campground fees are $12 per day base rate.  For more information, you can call the Park Office at (256) 659-2000. To make reservations, call 1-800-ALA-PARK. 

The Alabama State Parks are currently engaged in a renovation program, in which most state park facilities will be completely renovated and refurbished.  It is recommended that you confirm the availability of desired facilities by calling prior to planning your next state park visit.

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