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Lake Guntersville State Park
LAKE GUNTERSVILLE STATE PARK
LAKE GUNTERSVILLE STATE PARK
7966 AL Hwy. 227
Guntersville, Alabama   35976

Phone: 256-571-5440
Toll Free: 800-252-7275
Reservations: 256-571-5455
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Lake Guntersville State Park
© Steve Grochowsky

Lake Guntersville State Park
© Steve Grochowsky

Lake Guntersville State Park
© Steve Grochowsky

Lake Guntersville State Park
© Steve Grochowsky

Lake Guntersville State Park
© Steve Grochowsky

Lake Guntersville State Park
© Steve Grochowsky

Lake Guntersville State Park
© Steve Grochowsky

Lake Guntersville State Park
© Steve Grochowsky

Lake Guntersville State Park
© Steve Grochowsky

In the Tennessee Valley, overlooking the majestic 69,000-acre Guntersville Reservoir, this park ranges over 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.

Looking for a place to have a meeting? Lake Guntersville Resort State Park provides a massive resort inn, restaurant and convention complex (currently under renovation) perfect for your association's next state or regional meeting. It has meeting facilities large enough to accommodate a banquet or opening session, along with smaller breakout rooms. The magnificent view of Lake Guntersville from atop Taylor Mountain will provide an experience not soon to be forgotten. This park ranks as a total recreational resort.
Cabins
We have 15 lake-view cottages with a capacity of 1-6 people each. They are equipped with a sitting room with cable TV and DVD player, kitchen, two baths, and two bedrooms with one King bed and two Double beds. The cabins sit nestled near the banks of the Guntersville Reservoir among a forest of pines and hardwoods. They are perfect for a quiet retreat, family reunions, and other special events.Check in at 4 p.m.Check out at 11 a.m.All rates are subject to 12% lodging tax.Rates are subject to change without notice.No Pets Allowed, except in the 2 designated pet-friendly cabins. Request these units when making reservations.Three (3) night minimum required for major holiday weekends. Reservations must be reserved with a credit card or payment for first nights received within ten days from date reservation is made with balance due on arrival. We do not post charges to a credit card when reservation is made. Payment is due upon your arrival. Cancellation or reservation change must be made 72 hours prior to arrival for deposit refund, not applicable in group or convention reservations.Help us to better serve you by having the following ready upon your arrival: your method of payment, the make of your vehicle, and your tag number. Reservations accepted for type of accommodation only - not specific units. Handicapped accommodations are available upon request and per availability. All charges are payable by cash or credit card (VISA, Master Card & American Express).
Camping
Situated within the pine studded woodlands and adjacent to the reservoir shoreline are 321 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 country store, and play areas.

Located on the campground is a Nature Center with a Naturalist on duty to provide interesting programs.

Sunbathers and water enthusiasts will enjoy the beach complex with Beach Pavilion adjacent to the campground.
Cottages
We have a total of 20 chalets that rest on the pinnacle of Taylor Mountain. Enjoy majestic views of the 69,000-acre Guntersville Reservoir. Relax on the wraparound porch with a cup of coffee and watch as deer graze near the edge of the woods within feet of your chalet. Explore the park on numerous hiking trails. Go birdwatching. Or just sit back, relax, and unwind while enjoying the quiet solitude of Lake Guntersville State Park.

There are 18 chalets that sleep 1-6 people. Each chalet is equipped with a living room with fireplace *, cable TV and DVD player, kitchen, bath, and two bedrooms. One bedroom has a King bed and one has two Double beds.

We also have two handicap accessible chalets which are equipped with one King and one Double bed or two Double beds.

*All chalet fireplaces are currently out of operation and may remain so throughout this winter season. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Check in at 4 p.m. Check out at 11 a.m. All rates are subject to 12% lodging tax. Rates are subject to change without notice. No Pets allowed, with the exception of service animals, and in our pet friendly units. Three (3) night minimum required for major holiday weekends. Reservations must be reserved with a credit card or payment for first night stay received within 10 days from date reservation is made with balance due on arrival. We do not post charges to a credit card when reservations are made. Payment in full is due upon your arrival. Cancellation or reservation changes must be made 72 hours prior to arrival for deposit refund, not applicable in group or convention reservations. Help us to better serve you by having the following ready upon your arrival: your method of payment, the make of your vehicle, and your tag number. Reservations accepted for type of accommodation only - not specific numbered units. Handicapped accommodations are available. All charges are payable by cash or credit card (VISA, Master Card & American Express are accepted).
Boating
Town Creek Fishing Center is located on Guntersville Lake near the mouth of Town Creek on Alabama Hwy 227. Fishing services offered include a boat ramp, flat bottom boat and canoe rentals, gas pump on the water, fishing pier, fishing license, fishing tackle, supplies and artificial bait, as well as drinks and refreshments.

The Fishing Center is closed from mid-November to mid-March each year.


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Picnicking
Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Gunterville, the beach pavilion at Lake Guntersville State Park is a wonderful place to have a wedding, your next family reunion, company picnic, birthday party or other special event.

Sunbathers and water enthusiasts will enjoy the beach complex with Beach Pavilion adjacent to the campground.

Trails
Tom Bevill Trail

3 miles in length, this trail begins across from the Park Office on Highway 227 and encircles Ellenburg Mountain. Featuring old home sites, this trail was a 1980 YACC project.

Cutchenmine Trail

2.5 miles round trip, this trail begins near the Park Office on Highway 227. It follows an old coal mine road along Short Creek and is a good place to spot herons, wood ducks, and other waterfowl. Eagles are sometimes visible from this trail, depending on the seasons.

Moonshine Trail

1.5 miles, this trail is located near the chalets and can be entered from the park road or from directly behind the last chalet. The trail connects with the Loop Trail below the chalets and passes the old still site, crossing the park road leading to the lodge.

Lickskillet Trail

2.5 miles, this trail connects the campground to Town Creek and follows an old Indian path dating back to the early 1800's when Cherokee Indians inhabited the region. The trail comes out on Highway 227 just before the Town Creek Bridge, crossing the main park road and a service road. Large beech trees, spring wildflowers, and beautiful fall foliage makes this trail a treat year-round.

Old Lickskillet Trail

1 mile, this trail may be entered at the Seale Trail in the campground, on the park road above the campground, and on the park road at the top of the hill. It follows a rugged pioneer road with a foundation of an old log cabin visible directly above the campground.

Cave Trail

1.5 miles, this trail extends from the Tom Bevill Trail to the Loop Trail, passing a small cave. Beautiful rock formations and wild flowers linger along this path that crosses the park road. The cave is just off the road on the right side going toward the campground.

Meredith Trail

2 miles, extending from the Cascade Trail to the Town Creek Bridge and intersecting with the Lickskillet Trail. This path crosses a rocky stream and skirts the outer regions of the golf course.

Cascade Trail

1 mile, access to this trail is gained just inside the park's entrance at the 35 mph sign as well as on the back side of the Nature Trail across from the Lodge. This path follows a natural watershed with large boulders, pools of water, cliffs, and wild azaleas, and offers marvelous views from the trails edge.

Lodge Trail

1 mile, this trail begins at the Lodge's playground and descends to the campground. It runs into the Lickskillet Trail directly above the campground. Deer are often seen along this trail.

Seale's Trail

2 miles, this trail follows Town Creek from the bridge at Highway 227 to the campground. It offers gorgeous fall color with a vast array of maple, hickory, and beech trees. Named for Rex and Ruth Seale, this couple worked hard hours building our extensive trail system and have continued to mark and maintain trails through the years.

Terrell Trail

2 miles, this trail begins on the left side of the road near the campground at a yellow sign post. It leads to the Tom Bevill Trail on a closed road and then forks. One direction leads to the old King's Chapel Cemetery. The other direction is not as difficult a path and follows an old road that goes by unique formations and the old Terrell home-place.

Golf Course Loop

3.5 miles, this trail follows the circumference of the golf course. This trail begins across the street from the Lodge and ends at the Lodge playground. It winds around the mountain, crossing a small stream.
Area Attractions
Lake Guntersville Resort State Park is many attractions within one place. Fishing from our 69,000-acre lake, hiking miles of trails, enjoying interpretive programs, relaxing in a lakeside cottage or mountain top chalet, kicking back by the fire in our lakeside campground, taking to the greens on our 18-hole championship golf course, is just a sampling of things to do while visiting this paradise of nature.



Those venturing outside of the park during their visit will want to include these attractions in their travel itinerary of things to see and do:

Buck's Pocket State Park is located within 30 minutes of Guntersville by following Alabama Highway 227 South towards Grove Oak. Follow the brown State Park signs to the park. Here one will enjoy hiking trails, majestic views from scenic overlooks into a deep canyon, fly fishing from the banks of Town Creek, and much more.

Buck's Pocket State Park

High Falls Park is located in the NW corner of DeKalb County in Geraldine and is within 30 minutes of Guntersville State Park. It is easily found by following Alabama Highway 227 South. A green sign marks the entrance to this amazing waterfalls and day use park. Enthusiasts will enjoy whitewater rafting and fly fishing from Town Creek, hiking, and spectacular scenery.

High Falls Park in Geraldine

Boaz, named after a biblical character in the book of Ruth, is home to more than 100 Outlet Stores. Boaz is located within 30 minutes of Guntersville Resort State Park.

Cathedral Caverns State Park is one of the finest show caves in the United States. Cathedral Caverns is located within 40 minutes of Guntersville State Park by following AL Hwy. 227 North to Hwy. 431 North. Turn right off of 431 at the brown state park sign in Grant.

Downtown Guntersville offers unique gift shops, history and museums, miles of shoreline along the Tennessee River, and a variety of eateries.

Huntsville Area Attractions are within 1 hour of Guntersville State Park. They include the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Early Works, Sci-Quest, Monte Sano State Park, the Burritt Museum and much more. Follow Alabama Highway 227 North to Highway 431 North into Huntsville.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 23 awsome place by paul
we rented a bass boay for 1/2 day with my son in law and grandson and had a wonderfull time. the staff was very helpfull and kind.
May 31 excelent time away by Joseph M. Benson
Family has been several times and it is great place to relax and get away for some fun fishing, swimming, and eating.We all loved it.
June 3 Best park ever. by Debbie Creager
We have visited this park numerous times over the years and have spent vacations, even a month at a time. The employees and volunteers are great, the atmosphere is so relaxing, the beauty is unbelievable and, for nature lovers, it is the place to be. We have watched breathtaking sunsets over the water, enjoyed catching fish in the huge Lake Guntersville, walked some of the lovely trails and relaxed at a wonderful campfire. I recommend Lake Guntersville State Park for weekend getaways, vacations and day outings. It has something for everybody. Love it. :-)
April 5 Family runaway by Lori Adkins
We have stayed at the Lake in Guntersville numerous times. My family absolutely loves it there. The view is breathtaking and the area is quiet and friendly.. I cant tell you how many times we have gotten up to see Deer just a breath away....it is inspiring.
March 20 Gorgeous!!
Spent our anniversary here, after wandering in, not knowing much about the area. Amazing views from the bluff-view room balcony, spotting a bald eagle circling above the dining area deck. The view from this Taylor mountain-side Lodge is unsurpassed by anything this side of the Mississippi!
January 31 great time by mose
i went for a getaway and it was nice
November 24 The Crown Jewl of Alabama
2nd to none.
May 16 I love this park!!!
It is a wonderful place for kids and adults alike. We took our kids here when they were small and now they coninue the tradition with the grandkids...
October 9 bring hiking shoes by catfishman
September 1 by tdixonal@aol.com
I have been camping there for almost ten years me and my family and we love it there the people are great and the staff knew us by names.
June 29 Deer lovers welcome here! by Debbie Thomas
this park is absolutly gorgous, with nice trails to hike, tons of deer everywhere to watch, beautiful mountain scenery from the new clubhouse. Dining is delicious with a great menu for all! My most favorite place in Alabam is Guntersville State Park
June 9 great fishery for all
SPENT 2 NIGHTS IN THE STATE PARK CHALET,VERY BEAUTIFUL PLACE, PEACEFUL BUT YOU BETTER HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED, WALMART IS 15 MILES AND TWO BIG HILLS AWAY JUNE,2009
August 28 ONE OF THE BEST by Marcus
We have spend three years in a row at Lake Guntersville State Park. Twice in a lake house, once in a chalet. I should not praise it that much, so I get to keep it for myself. The staff of this park is the BEST, true southern hospitality. Cannot wait to return.
June 6 Beautiful by lalajones
This park is simply beautiful.


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Directions
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.

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