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If You Live In Alabama, You Absolutely MUST Visit This Amazing State Park

If you’re looking for a resort-style retreat or an outdoor adventure, look no further than Lake Guntersville State Park. Many people believe this park is the most beautiful place in Alabama. And some even consider it to be one of the crown jewels within the state park system.

Lake Guntersville State Park is located in Northeast Alabama, along the banks of the Tennessee River. It’s a popular year-round attraction, but the best time to visit is during the winter because American Bald Eagles come to the park to pass the cold season. Due to conservation efforts, the nesting bald eagle population in Alabama continues to increase.

If you’re planning to stay at Lake Guntersville State Park, there are many overnight and extended-stay options to choose from. This park offers 321 camping sites, ranging from primitive to modern. There are also cabins on the lake, and a resort lodge on Taylor Mountain. Campers will enjoy an outstanding view of the 69,000-acre Lake Guntersville.

Lake Guntersville State Park’s 6,000 acres of natural woodlands will satisfy anyone who loves the outdoors. It’s one of the most popular state parks in Alabama because of its wildlife, fishing and water recreation.

A few of the park’s amenities include an 18-hole championship golf course, an amazing restaurant, great picnicking spots, a beach swimming area, an outdoor nature center, excellent fishing opportunities in Alabama‚Äôs largest lake and 36 miles of hiking and biking trails.

Lake Guntersville State Park is indeed one of Alabama’s best state parks that everyone should visit at least once. It’s a great vacation spot for the entire family, and the incredible lake views can’t be beat.

For an excellent, up-close look at Lake Guntersville State Park, check out this video:

Lake Guntersville State Park
1155 Lodge Drive
Guntersville, AL 35976

If you’ve visited Lake Guntersville State Park, share your experience(s) with us in the comments below.

Jennifer
Jennifer is the Alabama staff writer for Only In Your State.