As the story goes, Buck’s Pocket is where all the defeated public officials go to lick their wounds after an unsuccessful election. We don’t know if this story is true, but we do know this park is secluded in a natural pocket of the Appalachian Mountain chain. This is a 2,000-­−-acre nature lover’s dream. Uniquely located, 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. A boat launch and fishing area are also provided seven miles downstream at Morgan’s Cove on Lake Guntersville.

393 County Road 174
Grove Oak, AL 35975
Park Office:  (256) 659-2000
Fax: (256) 659-2752



Courtesy of the Coosa Lodge Where To Go Camping Guide.
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