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Description - Located two miles north of Grove Oak. Secluded in a natural pocket of the Appalachian Mountain chain, this 2,000-acre park is a naturalist's dream.

Various hiking trails highlight this park. Uniquely located, the park's picnic area offers a natural vista into the pocket below. A boat launch and fishing area are also provided, seven miles away at Morgan Cove on Lake Guntersville. The campground is nestled in the bottom of the canyon, several miles upstream from the lake.

Recreation - Buck's Pocket State Park offers hiking, picnicking, camping, boating and fishing opportunities.

Climate - The climate of Alabama's lowlands can be described as subtropical with nearly 60 inches of rain each year. The highest amount of rain reaches the region as afternoon thunderstorms in July, August and September. Summers are extremely hot and humid with temperatures frequently reaching above 100 degrees F. Summer nights cool slightly and provide a good time to travel through the region.

Winter temperatures are mild, rarely dipping below 40 degrees with the humidity level at its lowest in November and December. Spring and fall are very pleasant times to visit the region. Spring brings mild temperatures and blooming trees and flowers. During the fall temperatures range from 65 to 85 degrees F with low humidity levels. Northern Alabama is generally cooler than the south due to its higher elevations.

Location - Buck's Pocket State Park is located In northeast Alabama, just seven miles from Lake Guntersville and 2 miles north of Grove Oak, Alabama.

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Filed By: Jim and Suzy (Gadsden, Al)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The primative camp site was truly beautiful, the ride out to the site wasn't the kind you held a cup of coffie on but we grinned the whole time. Our first trip we had the place to our selves and wished we had brought the kyaks. We watched fog role in the beaver role out listened to the owls, fished, walked the creek banks swam in the ice cold water, I don,t think it could get any better. In conclusion we left with buckeyes in our pockets, a red tail hawk feather in Jims cap and we both felt rested and ten years younger. We have been back four times since. P.S. primitive campers bring firewood in that truck.

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Contact Information:
Buck's Pocket State Park, 393 CO RD 174 , Grove Oak, AL, 35975, Phone: 256-659-2000, Fax: 256-659-2000

Additional Information:
Alabama State Parks - Alabama State Parks are excellent resources for all day activities such as picnicking and viewing historical sites.
North Alabama - North Alabama includes the northern third of the state, from Birmingham, north. This region offers waterfalls, fish-filled rivers and lakes, rapids suited for rafting and caves to explore.

Alabama State Parks - Alabama's offical state parks site


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