Buck’s Pocket State Park

Secluded in a natural pocket of the Appalachian Mountain foothills, the canyon pocket itself is on an upstream tributary of Lake Guntersville. Seven miles down stream at Morgan’s Cove is a boat launch and fishing area on Lake Guntersville, noted for spectacular bass fishing. Buck’s Pocket & Morgan’s Cove is also part of the North Alabama Birding Trail!

Located in three counties (DeKalb, Jackson and Marshall), the Cherokee Indians once lived on what now is park land before the Trail of Tears. The area was also used for growing coffee and olives by the French during the 1700s and later for logging in the 1940s.  As local legend goes, Buck’s Pocket also served as a retreat for defeated public officials after unsuccessful elections.

NOTE: Some portions of the park are closed or have limited accessibility.


393 County Road 174
Grove Oak, Alabama 35975

Buck's Pocket State Park


  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Canyon Views

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