As legend goes, Buck's Pocket is where all the defeated public officials go to lick their wounds after an unsuccessful election. This 2,000-acre park in northeast Alabama is secluded in a natural pocket of the Appalachian Mountains chain. 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. The Park is located two miles north of Grove Oak in northeast Alabama. FREE Wireless Internet Access at Park office and at five campsites
R B. on Buck's Pocket
Trail from just before the gate at bucks pocket campground to the top overlook has been marked with orange paint on trees. The trail on opposite side of South Sauty Creek leading upstream from the closed low water bridge is a little grown up and bushy but still good. The 4x4 trail leading next to the dry Sauty downstream from the low water bridge was also a great hike, sad to see all the trash at the campsites next to the lake though. Armadillos were everywhere
It was hard for me to believe that this trail was 3.5 miles long because we hiked it up to the top & back so quick! Its an awesome view once you make it to the top! This trail its not very hard to climb. You have to cross the creek a couple of times which makes it fun & there are a few side paths that can led to some swimming holes!