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Lake Guntersville, Guntersville

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Lake Guntersville State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located on the far north side of the city of Guntersville in Marshall County, Alabama. The state park occupies on the eastern shore of Guntersville Lake, a 69000acre impoundment of the Tennessee River. The park features resort facilities and is managed by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
The state park had its beginnings in 1947, when the Tennessee Valley Authority transferred on Guntersville Reservoir to the state to create what was first known as Little Mountain State Park. The park opened in 1974.
In 2011, the park suffered severe damage when it was struck twice during the tornado outbreak of April 27. Hundreds of trees in the northern half of the park were destroyed by an EF2 tornado that struck in the early morning. The campgrounds also saw damage done to RV campers and the camp lodge. A second tornado, measured as an EF1, followed shortly after the first, damaging the park entrance and golf course. Two years later, the campground officially reopened, following a rebuilding and upgrading of facilities and the planting of more than 400 new trees.
The park features a resort inn, restaurant and convention complex on Taylor Mountain, 18-hole golf course, fishing center, beach complex, lakeview cottages, lakeside campground, and of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
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  • Stayed at the Hampton inn, ate at top o the river, and had a nice time. The hotel has a pool. I also caught a bass by the public boat ramp!  more »
  • Beautiful lake, great for all kinds of boating. Lots of boat launches and marinas around the lake. Whether you ski, fish, kayak, or just enjoy cruising this is an amazing lake. It is a TVA regulated l...  more »
  • Greatest fishing lake in the world. Different species of bass, crappie, bream, and catfish. Some call it the greatest bass lake and I would have to agree. I enjoy getting to fish this beautiful lake on a daily basis. It also has majestic scenery. There are hiking trails near the lake and parts of the lake are perfect for skiing in the back coves. All around this lake has much to offer. Come enjoy for yourself and you will see why the locals love it so much.
  • Love this area. A TVA dam created this in the 1930's. Check out the state park on the East side of the lake.

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