About Lake Guntersville State Park
COVID-19 precautions and measures
May 1, 2020
Stay at home order has been lifted.The beaches, dog park, and pool at the lodge have reopened but will remain to practice safe distancing, no more than 10 in a crowd and hand washing.
April 1, 2020
Our Priority is to keep our guests and staff safe during this time. Check our Facebook daily for updated videos, lessons, and activity ideas for at home, by our Naturalist, Mike Ezell.
March 30, 2020
OPEN: Until otherwise notified AND based on the understanding and practice of social distancing: Main campground, rooms at the Lodge (lobby only for checking in and checking out; we encourage booking and payment on our online reservations portal): multi-use trails, Eagles Nest Golf Course, Town Creek Fishing Center, Camping Store, Fishing Piers, and Overlook areas.
CLOSED: Pinecrest restaurant (reopening Friday, May 22, click here for more details), Hickory Lounge, Pavilions, and meeting and ballrooms
Remain Socially Distant: when at the beach complex, dog park, Lodge swimming pool, and playground areas.
COVID-19 Safety Measures for Events
March 16, 2020
To ensure the safety of our patrons, employees, and guests, all spring break and park sponsored activities have been cancelled and will be revisited on April 11th, 2020. At this time, and until further notice, our State Parks remain open. If you are visiting our park please do contact the park naturalist at Michaelr.Ezell@dcnr.alabama.gov if you are interested in eagle watching, guided hikes, or anything else our over 6,000 acre park has to offer; allowing for social distancing of 6ft.
Lake Guntersville State Park
Lake Guntersville Resort State Park is located along the banks of the Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama. Whether you are looking for a resort style retreat or an outdoor adventure in the park’s 6,000 acres of natural woodlands, Lake Guntersville State Park will satisfy all your needs. Among the park’s many recreational offerings are an 18-hole championship golf course, the Screaming Eagle Zipline, a beach complex, an outdoor nature center, excellent fishing in Alabama’s largest lake, 36 miles of hiking and biking trails, weekly guided hikes, and a day-use area.
One of the main attractions at the park soars high above all the others. Thanks to conservation efforts, Alabama's nesting bald eagle population is increasing, and Guntersville has become a focal point of Eagle Awareness in the state. Each year, on select weekends in January and February the park’s Eagle Awareness programs entertain and educate the public about our once endangered national symbol.
Making plans for your next organization or company meeting? The massive resort inn, restaurant and convention center is perfect for your group’s next national, state or regional meeting. The convention center boasts meeting facilities large enough to easily accommodate a banquet or opening session as well as smaller breakout rooms to facilitate multiple groups. Make plans now for your next event to ensure availability. Reservations can be taken for up to two years in advance of your event.
For more information, contact the Sales Department at (256) 505-6634.
Regardless of your reason for visiting the park you’ll have plenty of overnight and extended stay options. Choose from a modern campground with several outdoor opportunities, cabins that rest on the bank of the Guntersville Lake, chalets nestled in the ridge-tops, or the resort lodge on the pinnacle of Taylor Mountain that offers a stunning view. Select accommodations are handicap accessible and dog friendly.
For more information, contact the Reservations Department at (256) 505-6621.
For visitors who would like to adventure outside the park other area attractions include: downtown Guntersville, Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Cathedral Caverns State Park, Bucks Pocket State Park, and High Falls County Park.