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Where to Go Camping Series – Buck’s Pocket State Park

Buck’s Pocket State Park

Groveoak, Alabama (256)659-2000

This park brings back memories of the fist time I went repelling and climbing. My scout troop took the older boys to Buck’s Pocket to learn this valuable skill. I had just moved up into “high adventure”, the level in which the fun, read that as dangerous fun, began. I remember getting up early and seeing the sunrise over the canyon rim and being a nervous about the activities to came that day. All went without a hitch and we all had a great time. I have been back many times since then but that first trip is the memory that sticks in my mind when I think about Buck’s Pocket.



Located two miles north of Grove Oak in northeast Alabama.

What to do :

Campground with water and electricity, four have sewage; complete with tables, grills, shelters, laundry, comfort station, playground.

20 miles of hiking trails.

Scenic overlooks.

Picnic area.

Fishing at Morgan’s Cove, Guntersville Lake

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Where to Go Camping Series – Blue Springs State Park


Ozark, Alabama (334)397-4875


If you live in Alabama, southern Alabama is even better. Blue Springs State Park is a great place to take the family to swim and camp. This park has picnic tables, grills, playground and a spring fed swimming hole. Well worth a visit. Plan you visit in the summer so you can enjoy the spring swimming. The temperature of the water is 68 degrees year round.  The spring is crystal clear with a sandy bottom and swimming is allowed at your own risk, no lifeguard is on duty.


Located six miles east of Clio in southeast Alabama.

From Montgomery, take Highway 231 South to Troy, then to Brundidge, follow the signs.

What to do:

Primitive and Modern campsites are available for overnight camping.

Swimming in a beautiful crystal clear underground spring.


Picnic areas and Playground

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