Lake Guntersville State Park

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Lake Guntersville State Park

Alabama

(256) 571-5440

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Overview

Lake Guntersville Resort State Park is located along the banks of the Tennessee River in NE Alabama. The park overlooks the majestic 69,000 acre Guntersville Reservoir, and ranges over more than 6,000 acres of natural woodlands. The park has an 18 hole championship golf course, a beach complex, fishing center, hiking trails, nature programs and a day-use area. Modern campground and lakeview cottages on the lake, coupled with a resort lodge on the pinnacle of Taylor Mountain, and chalets on the ridge-tops provide a selection of overnight accommodations beyond comparison.

Map of Lake Guntersville (AL)

Latitude, Longitude: 34.397806, -86.208033

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Activities

  • Boating

    The 69,000 acre Guntersville Reservoir provides amble boating opportunities. A boat ramp is available to park visitors, and boat rentals are also available.

  • Camping

    Situated within the pine studded woodlands and adjacent to the reservoir shoreline are 366 improved campsites blending with the serenity of nature. Ranging from the primitive to the modern, complete with utilities, the sites vary to suit nearly every taste. Various campground conveniences include utility connections, tables, grills, bathhouses, hot showers, a camp store, and play areas.

  • Fishing

    Bass fishing on Lake Guntersville is extremely popular, having hosted ESPN fishing tournments. Guntersville Lake fish habitat includes milfoil and hydrilla weed beds from which big bass explode on topwater baits. Visitors can rent boats to try their luck or fish from shore.

  • Golfing

    The 18-hole championship golf course is a beautiful and ready to give golfers of all skill levels a fun challenge.

  • Hiking

    The park has over 36 miles of hiking trails, with some hikes as short as half a mile, with others adding up to over 30 miles. Expect to see a variety of scenery, from the banks of the Tennessee River to tumbling waterfalls.

  • Picnicking

    Several picnic areas are spread throughout the park, and two pavilions are available for rent for your special occasion.

  • RVing

    The campground has well over 300 improved campsites with water, electricity, and sewer available. Other amenities include tables, grills, bathhouses with hot showers, a camp store, and play areas for children.

Directions

Driving

By land the park is only six miles northeast of Guntersville on Highway 227. Guntersville may be entered via highways 431, 79 and 69. From Birmingham, take I-59 N to Hwy 431 in Attalla. Follow Hwy 431 to Guntersville. Once in Guntersville, turn right onto Hwy 227 N and follow it straight to the park. From Atlanta, take I-20 W to Hwy 431 in Anniston. Take Hwy 431 N to Gunterville and turn right on Hwy227 N straight out to the park. From Huntsville, take Hwy 431 S to Guntersville, turn left on Hwy 227 N to the park.

Flying

The closest major airport is Huntsville International. A variety of car rental agencies is available.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(256) 571-5440

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