The last mile of road before reaching the campground is rather steep and a little sporty, with 2 hairpin curves leading down into the valley. The turn into the campground is a little tight too, but the rest is quite navigable. We were in site C23(one of 4 pull-throughs) for a few days and had that whole side of the campground to ourselves during the week. The pull-through sites are older asphalt and suffer from not being very level, but the new concrete pad back-ins all looked quite level. There is no AT&T or T-Mobile service down here in the valley. Overall, WiFi ranged from pretty good to non-existent, with data rates ranging from 2.6 MB/s down to 0 MB/s. The latter occurring when the park was nearly full, which the office mentioned when we checked in. We had no satellite coverage at our site and there would likely not be any at most of the other sites either. We were not able to get any OTA channels with our omni antenna. There are a couple of moderately strenuous trails in the park, of which Point Rock offers some awesome views of the surrounding valleys and bluffs
We stayed at Bucks Pocket State Park recently for five nights and had a wonderful time. This park was recently reopened after being closed for a few years, lots of work has been completed to the campground and facilities. The sites are very nice with full concrete pads, 50/30 amp electrical, water, picnic table, fire ring and grill. There are a few sites that are on the bank of Sauty Creek that also have sewer hook ups. This is a very small campground with only 23 RV sites, 4 of them are pull through. There are also about 8 tent only sites. There are clean and well stocked bathrooms located at the park office and also includes a laundry facility. The office also sells firewood and ice if needed.
There are a few hiking trails that range in levels of difficulty, we hiked the trail to the overlook that I would classify as pretty arduous, the pay off was the Little Sauty Creek waterfall near the top and the beautiful vista of Point Lookout. The trail ascends 800 feet in elevation from the pocket floor to the summit so plan accordingly. There is also an off road vehicle (ORV) trail here so the park attracts these vehicles to the campground on the weekends.
The park host (Jesse and his wife) are very friendly and involved, he is visible throughout the day ensuring the park is maintained and orderly.
There will be little to no cell service or over the air TV reception due to the park being in the valley floor. The park does provide good WIFI that could be received throughout the campground.
A huge thank you to the State of Alabama for providing the resources to restore this great facility to the state park system. Also, an extra recognition to the A Year to Volunteer (https://www.youtube.com/c/AYeartoVolunteer) organization for the extraordinary effort and contribution to this park's rebirth.
For fathers day we wanted to take an adventure somewhere we hadn't visited before so we decided to check out Buck's Pocket state park since the hiking at Guntersville seemed a little too mild and we wanted to avoid any crowds. The park here is not huge but really well cared for. When we arrived the staff was incredibly helpful and so friendly and directed us to where to start our hike. We did the 2.4 mile out and back to the viewpoint and it is really an incredible sight. Definitely worth the visit just to check out the view. We then set up our picnic lunch at the campsite area and enjoyed some time under the covered tables while the weather turned and a torrential downpour started. The site is set up as a classic car campground with pull-in sites for RVs and a few designated areas for tent only. They do even have a backcountry site that you hike a little way in to get to. Check out my video for a better look at the whole site. We then drove a little way back down the road to High Falls park and enjoyed a quick dip in the water before the weather caught up with us again. We will definitely be back though since this whole area has a lot to offer.
The campground is no longer open to camping but you can still go down and hike and picnic. There are no staff and the bathrooms aren't open but it's a beautiful place. I have been going since I was really little. It also has an overlook that is gorgeous. It also has a creek that's nice to play in or kayak down when the water is high enough
close to guntersville state park. personally liked it more. saw more wildlife and hiking areas