Lake Guntersville State Park

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24 State Campground Rd, Guntersville, AL 35976, United States

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Sunrise to Sunset



Introduction of Lake Guntersville State Park

In NE Alabama, Lake Guntersville Resort State Park is situated alongside the Tennessee River. The park spans more than 6,000 acres of undeveloped forests and looks out upon the magnificent 69,000-acre Guntersville Reservoir. The park contains a day-use area, a beach complex, a fishing centre, hiking paths, and an 18-hole championship golf course. Modern campgrounds, lakeview cottages, a resort lodge on Taylor Mountain’s summit, and chalets perched on ridgetops offer an unmatched assortment of overnight options.

Lake Guntersville State Park Campground

The Lake Guntersville State Park Campground is hidden away along the banks of Lake Guntersville at the base of Taylor Mountain. The park’s primary campground, with 229 full-hookup, 65 water and electrical, and 100 basic camping sites, is a pet-friendly establishment. Many of the spacious sites can accommodate RVs and trailers up to 60 feet in length. The full hookup sites feature free Wi-Fi, and all spots, regardless of size or amenities, include a picnic table, grill, and fire ring. The campsite features up-to-date restroom facilities, garbage collection, and a dump station. Campers can stop by the shop, which is close to the campground’s entrance, if they forgot something. Ice, firewood, fishing permits, and a modest selection of snacks and beverages are all available at the Country Store.

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Guntersville State Park Cabins

Each of our 15 lakeview villas may accommodate 1-6 guests. Two bathrooms, a kitchen, a living area with cable TV and a DVD player, and two bedrooms with one king bed and two double beds are all included in its amenities. The cottages are tucked away close to the Guntersville Reservoir’s shores amid a pine and hardwood forest. They are ideal for private retreats, gatherings of relatives, and other special occasions. Arrive by 4 p.m. Leaving by 11 a.m. A hotel tax of 12 percent is applied to all prices. Rates might change at any time without prior notice. Except in the 2 cabins labelled as pet-friendly, no pets allowed. When making bookings, ask for these accommodations. For important holiday weekends, a minimum of three (3) nights is needed. The balance of reservations must be paid upon arrival and must be guaranteed with a credit card or payment for the first night received within ten days of the reservation date. When a reservation is booked, we do not immediately deposit charges to a credit card. Payment is expected when you arrive. Reservation changes or cancellations must be notified 72 hours before arrival to get a return of the deposit; group or conference reservations are exempt from this requirement. When you arrive, please be prepared with the following information so that we may better assist you: your mode of payment, the make of your car, and your tag number. Only some types of accommodations accept reservations? not certain units. Accessible facilities are offered upon request and depending on availability. All fees must be paid in cash or by credit card (VISA, Master Card & American Express).

Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge

The hotel rooms and suites at the Lake Guntersville Resort State Park Lodge are now available! Plan to spend some time at the recently restored Lake Guntersville State Park, where you may take advantage of everything that nature has to offer. Spectacular views of the 69,000-acre Guntersville Reservoir may be had from our bluffside accommodations. Outstanding view of the Guntersville Reservoir from the standard room on the bluff. The Lodge and all hotel rooms and suites are NON-SMOKING areas. Microwaves and refrigerators are provided in every hotel room and suite. Hair dryers, coffee makers, TVs with DVD players, irons, and ironing boards are additional luxuries.

The Riverview Hospitality Suite has a tiny room with a sink, a shower-only bathroom, and a big room with two sleeper couches, as well as a variety of tables and chairs. Two contiguous Bluffside Standard rooms with two queen beds, a chair, and an ottoman are located next to this one. The adjacent rooms have separate Bluffside Standard Room prices.

Six of these Queen Suites have an adjoining hotel room, while four of them do not. Two of the suites are on the A-wing and do have an adjacent hotel room. The pricing for the next room is the Bluffside Standard room rate. The layout of every Queen Suite is as follows: A modest entryway with a table and a mirror hanging on the wall greets you as you enter the space. A sizable bedroom with two queen beds, chairs, and a desk is located in the room to the left. A sleeping sofa is in the living room to the right. Between these two spaces is a sizable bathroom with a bathtub with separate shower cubicle, a shower, and a spacious double sink vanity.

Compared to queen suites, the king suites are a little bit smaller. They feature a king bed in the bedroom and a sleeper sofa in the sitting area. The whole front of the bedroom is made of glass, giving the visitors a stunning view of the 69,000-acre Guntersville Reservoir.

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Lake Guntersville State Park Activities


Guntersville Reservoir, which covers 69,000 acres, offers leisurely boating options. Visitors to the park have access to a boat ramp, and they can rent boats as well.


Lake Guntersville’s bass fishing is incredibly well-liked and has even held ESPN fishing competitions. Big bass erupt on topwater baits from milfoil and hydrilla weed beds in Guntersville Lake’s fish habitat. Visitors may either fish from shore or rent boats to try their luck.


There are more than 36 miles of hiking paths in the park, some of which are less than half a mile long and others that total more than 30 miles. Expect to view a range of landscapes, including the Tennessee River’s banks and cascading waterfalls.


There are several picnic sites located around the park, and you may rent two pavilions for your special event.

Horseback Riding

Over 30 miles of equestrian paths are available for you to explore in this park, making it the perfect destination if you own horses. The Town Creek Campground’s parking area beside the restroom is where the 16-mile Horse Trail begins. It winds its way along Town Creek and Lake Guntersville to Callahan’s Cave. Try the Little Mountain Route, a 1.5-mile circular trail that involves a trek up the Little Mountain as well as around several tiny ponds and lovely valleys of flowers in the early spring, if you prefer a shorter excursion.


The 18-hole championship golf course is stunning and ready to present a great challenge to golfers of all ability levels.


There are well over 300 upgraded campsites in the park, each of which has access to water, power, and sewage. Tables, barbecues, restrooms with hot showers, camp stores, and kid-friendly play areas are also available.

Eagle Watching

American bald eagles are becoming more prevalent at Lake Guntersville State Park. As a result, the park has emerged as a key location for eagle education in the state of Alabama. Visitors to Lake Guntersville State Park have the chance to go eagle viewing and take part in educational programmes linked to the park’s eagle conservation programme on a few weekends in January and February. The 34th year of talks, gatherings, and eagle viewing at Lake Guntersville State Park will take place in 2019. Visitors may take part in staff-led guided tours with activities catered to all age groups during Eagle Awareness Weekends.

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Depending on which direction you are coming from, you may easily locate Lake Guntersville State Park by travelling Highway 231, 431, or 75. It is just 2.5 hours from Nashville, 1.5 hours from Chattanooga, and less than an hour from Huntsville. The roads here are beautiful, and the most of the journey will have you riding beside and occasionally over the Tennessee River. The park’s entrance is conveniently situated off Alabama Highway 227.
As soon as you reach the park, you will be on some curving, twisting roads that may be challenging for a large RV to operate on. There are a number of turnouts you might use if necessary if you’re having difficulties keeping up. A meandering circle on the Aubrey Carr Scenic Drive takes you to the campsite, where you may leave your vehicle overnight.
It is advisable to leave the RV at the park rather than attempting to navigate the winding roads and congested campground streets. If you can, bring some bikes, go for a stroll, or use another mode of transportation. The lodge, the Country Store, and the golf course all have ample parking. Parking spaces are also available at the campgrounds and the Town Creek Fishing Center for visitors.


Parking is available.

Public Transport

Public Transport is available.

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