The best camping near Buck's Pocket State Park

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Woodybrooke Farm Campground

12 sites · RVs, Tents650 acres · Ider, AL
FREE CANOE RENTAL with any booking for Spring 2024!! Pristine property with 4 stocked fishing ponds. Camp privately beside the water and relax in the canopy of our certified Alabama Treasured Forest. Swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, wildlife and bird watching. Amenities and activities available at Woodybrooke: *4 stocked ponds with bream and bass for fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking. *On-site canoe, jon boat and kids' kayaks rental available. *Firewood for campfires for purchase or wild harvest *Pristine private camping in a certified Alabama treasured forest on the southern edge of Cumberland Plateau *Hiking, biking, and wildlife watching opportunities *Potable fresh spring water available year-round. Complimentary coffee and tea. available for purchase farm-fresh eggs. *Hot outdoor shower, composting toilet, and community kitchen with drinkable spring water from the spigot and electricity ay community kitchen. *Electrical available at sites 6, 7, and 8 *Wi-Fi at commons area. Located a short distance renowned Cloudland Canyon, Little River Canyon, DeSoto State Park, Lookout Mountain hang gliding, horseback riding and the artsy community of Mentone Alabama. Located 35 minutes from Chattanooga on southern edge of Cumberland plateau. Easy drive to amazing overlooks. We are 97 miles from Atlanta, 107 miles from Birmingham, 120 miles from Nashville located 5 minutes off interstate! GPS location is 34.70560* N, 85.61740*
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Running Water Creek

23 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents120 acres · Guild, TN
Running Water Creek is a unique, fully off grid campground just 20 minutes to downtown Chattanooga. We have 80+ campsites spread out over 120 acres. Most of the roads are accessible in any small car, but some roads require 4x4 (they're marked with a sign). We have a bath house with toilets, showers, and sinks and even offer hot water! Our well and cabins are all solar powered as we are not on the electric grid. Some info about the property: -we DO NOT have water or power hookups -we have gravel roads with a 5 MPH speed limit on the property (if you drive too fast the roads will seem rough) -we are right next to a highway and train tracks so there will be some noise (some days are better than others and we have no way of predicting how many trains will/will not go by) -none of our campsites have picnic tables (please plan accordingly) -most campsites have fire rings built, but if you choose a site without one you need to build your own
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Dark Hollow

7 sites · RVs, Tents14 acres · Crossville, AL
Dark Hollow Park provides beautiful, private, and secure primative campsites. Potable water and a composting privey are available. The camp host is on site if there are any questions. There is a one-mile hiking trail, a small stream and waterfalls located a short hike down into Dark Hollow. The Hollow is rich in history. There is a small Amphitheater in the bottom of the hollow where permanent water remains year round. Dark Hollow has played many rolls from sancuary to battleground over the years. There are numerous activities with in a short distance.
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Whippoorwill Woods Nature Retreat

3 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · South Pittsburg, TN
Opening May 13th 2024 for the camping season! Two years ago our multi-generational family decided to go on an adventure. We had talked about moving to the woods for years, but finally decided to turn our dreams into reality. After hiking through what felt like every property for sale over 100 acres in North Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, we finally found the perfect spot. Why do we call our property Whippoorwill Woods? Did you know that whippoorwills don’t nest in trees? They lay their eggs on the ground in the forest. They’re birds that love camping! As soon as we heard the whippoorwills start singing in the spring, we knew it was the perfect name. We’re so excited to share our property with campers who love nature as much as we do. We specifically set up the campsites to give as much privacy as possible. We hope you’ll come visit and soak up the bird songs, the wind in the trees, and the beautiful sunsets over the mountains. We have 20 acres of savannah grassland full of native plants and wildflowers and over 80 untouched acres full of awesome rock formations and creeks with waterfalls available for you to hike. There's a stocked fish pond for catch and release fishing and a gorgeous view overlooking the Cumberland Plateau and the Sherwood Valley. Experienced and beginner campers are welcome! We live on one side of the property, so we’re available to assist (setting up tents for the first few times is no joke!) or we’re happy to give you as much space and solitude as you need. We have three campsites available in the native savannah grassland, and one that is a "hike-in and choose your favorite spot in the woods" site. We have a porta-potty available, but if you're hiking in, you'll want to bring some WAG bags with you. If you have any questions, or if there’s anything we can do to help, don’t hesitate to ask! We look forward to your visit! The Jansohn and Combs Families
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Little River Adventure Company

34 sites · Tents40 acres · Fort Payne, AL
Our 40 acre ADV base camp is top rated by riders, climbers, paddlers, cyclists, hikers, and explorers visiting the Little River Canyon National Preserve, DeSoto State Park, and Lookout Mountain area. We are also a Destination Yamaha Location renting bikes and ebikes. No RVs or heavy vehicles please.
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The Ponderosa

4 sites · Tents5 acres · South Pittsburg, TN
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT!! We are CLOSING THE POOL ON SEPT 17TH, 2023. 2024 WILL BRING IN A NEW POOL LINER!! YAY!! PLANS TO RE-OPEN POOL FOR 2024 IS MAY!! NO HOT TUB! We lost our hot tub last year due to overuse of patrons from pool partiers. We rent our pool out on weekends but if you would like to have it while you are here let us know and we will rent it to you. $300 all day We look forward to seeing everyone! See Lodge cast iron factory. Enjoy our small town. We're close to Rock City and the Chattanooga choo choo and other great sites in Chattanooga Tn. Enjoy our swimming pool that opens in Late May but closes on the first cold snap, usually end of Sept every fall. Many amenities such as bathhouse, free Wi-Fi, grill, corn hole game and fire pit with wood. South Pittsburg, Tn is the home of Lodge Cast iron! Every year there is a National Cornbread Festival. Bring a tent and stay with us! POSITIVES OF STAYING WITH US 1. We will treat you like family. 2. We supply firewood. 3. We supply gas for the grill. 4. The pool is yours at no charge if there is no party scheduled. 5. We have free coffee in our pool area kitchen. A small refrigerator and a microwave. 6. HOT SHOWERS!! shampoo, conditioner, soap, towels and washcloths provided. 7. Bathroom and sink 8. Back porch to relax on if you choose to. 9. Free Wi-Fi 10. Kayaking in area. 11. Hiking trails all over the Jasper Highlands! very close to us. 12. We have two horses you can pet and spend time with, but don't turn your back on the brown one! she will bite your butt! lol! (This should've been in the negatives, lol!!) Here are the NEGATIVES OF STAYING AT THE PONDEROSA 1. We have 5 German shepherds in a kennel that will welcome you upon your arrival with barking. They settle down eventually. 2. We have a nosy Monkey named Daisy Mae who watches our campers and pool parties continually. 3. We rent our pool out so it may not always be available to you when you're here and the bathroom is shared with them during your stay. 4. Our property is across the street from a scrap metal yard that opens too early.
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Raulston Woods Cabins And Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents138 acres · South Pittsburg, TN
Nestled amidst a lush forest canopy, our campsite offers a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Picture yourself surrounded by towering trees, their leaves rustling in the gentle breeze, as you breathe in the crisp, fresh air of the wilderness. Our spacious campsites are carefully laid out to provide privacy and tranquility, each equipped with a fire pit for cozy evenings spent under the stars. Whether you're pitching a tent beneath the canopy or glamping in a cabin for a weekend getaway, you'll find everything you need to reconnect with nature. For those seeking a touch of comfort without sacrificing the rustic charm of the outdoors, our charming cabins offer the perfect blend of convenience and immersion in nature. Tucked away among the trees, each cabin provides a cozy retreat complete with sleeping mats. Step outside onto your own private porch to savor your morning coffee amidst the sights and sounds of the forest. Whether you're an avid hiker eager to explore miles of scenic trails, a nature lover hoping to spot local wildlife, or simply seeking a peaceful escape from the stresses of modern life, our campsite and cabins provide the ideal setting for your next outdoor adventure. Come experience the beauty and tranquility of the woods with us
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River Ridge Retreat

72 sites · Lodging, RVs670 acres · Guntersville, AL
River Ridge Retreat offers 670+ acres of beautiful property full of wildlife for you to explore. There are miles of waterfront, hiking trails and paved roads for biking/golf cart riding. Our property sits directly on Alabama's largest lake, Lake Guntersville. Lake Guntersville covers 69,000 acres and is full of fun activities for the whole family. River Ridge Retreat offers the opportunity to enjoy a quiet, relaxing retreat to nature while still being close enough to local attractions.
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The Bolo Club

60 sites · Tents5500 acres · Sherwood, TN
Our grandparents moved to the farm on Little Crow Creek on September 27, 1927 from up in Sinking Cove. They had six children with our dad, Charlie Jr., being one of them. Charlie Stubblefield Sr. was a very interesting man with a wide curiosity in just about anything that had to do with history, Indian artifacts, Civil War, fossils, oral history, religion and more. Therefore, the small museum on the property next to the pavilion is dedicated to our grandfather. Charlie Sr. and our grandmother served as Justices of the Peace for over 30 years. Further, our grandmother was the backbone of the family, and was a gracious lady with a special personality to handle the rigors of the day; we miss them both very much. The area has many interesting stories and legacies of characters of yesterday and today. Visiting The Bolo Club will be like stepping back in time to a slower pace where hopefully you will be able to enjoy the atmosphere and spirit of the farm.Learn more about this land:The Bolo Club has a unique combination of accommodations and activities, making it the perfect getaway. You owe it to yourself, so take the time to slow down, relax, and enjoy the sights, sounds, and atmosphere where country meets comfort! We have every type of camping you could ask for, from pitching your tent by the running creek to glamping it in The Lodge.
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Greensport RV Park

4 sites · RVs60 acres · Southside, AL
Learn more about this land: Welcome to Greensport RV Park! We are a family oriented, pet friendly, peaceful place to get away from the chaos of life! Boasting 112 Full Hookup Sites and all the amenities you could look for, we are perfect for any getaway! Amenities include High Speed WiFi services, fire pits and picnic tables at every site, a well-stocked General Store, over 1 mile of waterfront to enjoy, hiking/biking/walking paths, sandy beach areas, bath house with private showers, laundry, inground pool, 1/4 acre dog park, secured entry, and the list goes on!
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Fort Bluff Camp Site

1 site · Tent162 acres · Somerville, AL
This camp site has one of the most beautiful bluff views in all of northern Alabama. The mounds located on the bluff date back 10,000-12,000 years ago to the paleo Indian era. You can hike for days and climb up and down the bluff to experience the base of the rocks. Camp with the Indian spirits.  This 10,000-12,000 year old Indian site with mounds created by the Indians is one of the most beautiful sites in Northern Alabama.  Bring a tent or sleep under the stars on this memorable bluff.  Hike over the 162 acres and scale the bluff for an exciting hike along the base of the rocks where Indians also camped long ago.
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Strattonooga

1 site · RV1 acre · Leesburg, AL
Lovely, forested, water front, 1/2 acre lot located on the best cove Lake Weiss has to offer. Water, sewer, and electric hookup for RV. Drive through access for campers. Private dock! Lots of fun just minutes away: Terrapin creek, DeSoto State Park, Little River Canyon, Pirates Bay Water Park all close by. Decks and docks restaurant is a short 2 minute drive or boat ride away. Cherokee Rock Village is a short 25 minute drive away.
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The best camping near Buck's Pocket State Park guide

Overview

About

Recent budget slashes have put Buck's Pocket State Park in jeopardy, so we encourage you to check out the website's latest updates before planning any spontaneous trips to the park. Located in a secluded section of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, this park provides scenic views of the fabled mountain range and a boat launch at Morgan's Cove. Visitors will enjoy the noteworthy fishing area at Lake Guntersville, which is reputed for its excellent bass catches. Whether you're looking to stay in a modern campsite or bring your horse for some exploration, this area welcomes all types of outdoor enthusiasts. Take advantage of the opportunity to sight bald eagles at the lake, or get some musical history in at Alabama's fan country and club museum. With some towns nearby as well, this place is the perfect balance of rustic and modern.

Notable campgrounds

  • Improved Campground - Features concrete camper pads, picnic tables, fire pits, and grills, with high-speed wifi and ADA-accessible sites.
  • Primitive Campsites - Offers a more rustic camping experience, nestled within the interior of the campground for those seeking solitude.
  • Future Backcountry Sites - Planned sites that promise an immersive outdoor adventure for backpackers and trailblazers.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak season from March 1 to October 31, to ensure your spot amid the natural beauty.
  • Call the park office during business hours for personalized assistance with your reservation.
  • Remember to cancel at least 72 hours prior to arrival if your plans change, to receive a deposit refund.
  • Explore nearby camping options if Buck's Pocket is fully booked, as the surrounding area offers additional opportunities for outdoor stays.

When to go

The best time to visit Buck's Pocket State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural scenery is at its most vibrant. Summer offers full access to all park amenities but can be quite warm. Winters are less crowded but may have limited services.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather and park conditions by texting 'Bucks' to 888777 for real-time updates.
  • Ensure your vehicle is equipped to handle the sharp grade and s-curves if accessing the campground from the Dekalb County side.
  • High-speed wifi is available in the main campground, enabling wifi calling for better phone service.
  • Day-use and annual ORV passes are available for purchase, with a portion of the fees supporting trail maintenance.
  • For a seamless experience, have your vehicle make, tag number, and ORV trail usage details ready upon arrival.

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