Buck's Pocket State Park

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393 Co Rd 174, Grove Oak, AL 35975, United States

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Introduction of Buck’s Pocket State Park

According to legend, Buck’s Pocket is where all defeated public officials go to lick their wounds after an election loss. This 2,000-acre park in northeast Alabama is nestled in an Appalachian Mountains natural pocket. The picnic area at the park provides a natural vista into the pocket below from the canyon rim. The pocket itself, located on an upstream tributary of Lake Guntersville, features an improved campground with tables, grills, shelters, laundry, a comfort station, a playground, and hiking trails. The park is located in northeast Alabama, two miles north of Grove Oak.

Buck’s Pocket State Park Camping

Buck’s Pocket State Park has a new campground (36 campsites with water and electricity, four with sewage), as well as tables, grills, shelters, a laundry, a comfort station, a playground, and 20 miles of hiking trails.



Sun view Buck's Pocket State Park
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Buck’s Pocket State Park Trails

Looking for the best trails in Buck’s Pocket State Park for a challenging hike or a family outing? AllTrails has two excellent hiking trails and more. Enjoy hand-curated trail maps, as well as reviews and photos from other nature enthusiasts.

Are you prepared for your next hike or bike ride? Buck’s Pocket State Park has 1 easy hiking trails that are great for the whole family. Looking for a more challenging hike? We’ve got you covered, with trails ranging in elevation gain from 64 to 129 metres. Whatever you have planned for the day, Buck’s Pocket State Park has the perfect trail for you.


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