Due to a loss in revenue to the state parks system, this park will be closed effective May 1, 2015. We are very sorry for this inconvenience. Please visit http://www.alapark.com/ for updates and information about Alabama's State Parks. 

History

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. 
 
Nature
Secluded in a natural pocket of the Appalachian Mountain foothills, the 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. 
 
Accommodations 
There are 24 modern campsites located in the bottom of the canyon along with a playground and comfort station. Additionally, the park offers primitive camping and overnight camping with horses.
 
Area Attractions
Other nearby attractions include bald eagle watching at Lake Guntersville, the Boaz Factory Outlets, the award-winning country music group Alabama’s fan club and museum, High Falls Park, the Walls of Jericho Forever Wild Tract, Lake Guntersville State Park, DeSoto State Park, and Mentone, Ala. 
 

Buck's Pocket & Morgan's Cove is also part of the North Alabama Birding Trail!
See the www.northalabamabirdingtrail for more info.