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

The trailhead is pretty hard to find. Look for 2 trees with orange stripes right after you come across the bridge. It was a very nice hike once we found it. Love the water and the view from the top.

1 month ago

4 months ago

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

10 months ago

11 months ago

Beautiful views with eagles soaring in the sky. Not the most updated park, and is currently closed to camping while repairs are done. Take county rd 50 to 19 not the gps way-bridge is out.

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1 year ago

mountain biking
2 years ago

the mountain bike trail was destroyed when I went and they only had one so it was just a waste of gas in the end. May be good for other activities though

Trailhead is not marked very well but love the trail and the view at the top!

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4 years ago

6 years ago

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!