About Bucks Pocket State Park
Sauty Creek runs through Bucks Pocket during the rain season. Typically, it flows December through March and is widely appreciated and utilized as a Level 4 kayaking creek. On occasion, this creek will overflow and cover the bridge coming into to the campground from Section, in Jackson Co. (Hwy 152 to 452). When this occurs the road into Bucks Pocket is closed. If you find yourself trying to come in this way please refer to the map below to reroute to the park.
THE ORV TRAIL WILL BE CLOSED TO OFF ROAD VEHICLES ON JULY 16TH & 17TH. PLEASE CALL THE PARK OFFICE FOR INFORMATION
We are excited to announce that the new online camping reservation system is now live. We encourage advance reservations for RV sites, you must call in to reserve primitive at this time.
If you experience any issues with the new system, we would appreciate your feedback. Please contact a park directly for urgent issues related to a reservation. Thank you for choosing the Alabama State Parks.
Buck's Pocket State Park reopened on June 16th, 2021 with a renovated campground and a new ORV(Off-Road Vehicles) trail. These amenities create a family-friendly destination for campers, off-road enthusiasts, and vacationers. This is an exciting time for the Alabama State Parks and our park visitors. Please follow the Buck's Pocket State Park FB page to keep up with all the current events at the park.
- One ADA accessible campsite (no sewer hook-up)
- High-speed WiFi within the main campground
- Pavilion for rent in a common area
How to make camping reservations:
- Reservations are taken within the park office (256-659-6288) during normal business hours or online here. Reservations must be secured with payment for the total stay, plus taxes, and will be charged when reservations are made; tent camping must be called in at the office and aren't currently available online. Primitive camping must be reserved by calling the office.
- After hours check in's can occupy an empty site and register the following day at the park office by 10 am.
- The specific campsite is chosen upon arrival by the customer.
- All charges are payable by cash or credit (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express), with no checks.
- Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to arrival for a deposit refund. Not applicable on group or convention reservations. Two(2) night minimum during the season (March 1 - October 31). Three (3) night minimum is required for Memorial Day, 4th July, and Labor Day.
- The minimum age to rent a site is 18. A responsible adult must check-in and occupy the site during the entire reservation.
- One extra tent is allowed on a site only for children under the age of 18 yrs. There will be an additional charge of $5.00 per night plus tax for the 2nd tent.
- Limit of 8 persons per site - 2 ORVs and trailer.
The ORV trail was the first of its kind for the Alabama State Parks. This endeavor created an exciting new amenity for us and we look forward to learning more from the ORV community. We encourage trail users to give us feedback on the positive and negative aspects of our new trail system.
The trail offers a unique way to discover some of Alabama’s most beautiful and rugged terrain. The ORV trail was designed to be a slow ride through beech/hardwood forest, paralleling South Sauty Creek. The trail passes through the back country campsite area and then runs towards Morgan's Cove boat ramp where it continues another 2.3 miles.
Along the 6.2 mile ORV trail, there are many opportunities for scenic views to see some of Northeast Alabama’s unique flora and fauna. In addition, there are a few locations to picnic and fish.
*Bucks' Pocket State Park will be operated and managed as a facility of Lake Guntersville State Park.
Located in three counties (DeKalb, Jackson and Marshall) and secluded in a natural pocket, Bucks Pocket State Park is one of the most peaceful & tranquil places in Alabama. The park is a pocket of beauty atop Sand Mountain's plateau. Known for the sweeping views of its rugged, seemingly untouched landscape provided from the heights of Point Rock.
Other nearby attractions include bald eagle watching at Lake Guntersville, 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.
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