About Lake Guntersville State Park
We are excited to announce that the new online camping reservation system is now live. Feel free to make your reservations by using the new online tool, calling the park office or simply walking in. We encourage advance reservations. Please keep in mind this online reservation system is new. If you experience any issues we would appreciate your feedback. Thank you for choosing the Alabama State Parks.
Lake Guntersville Resort State Park is located along the banks of the Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama. Whether you are looking for a resort style retreat or an outdoor adventure in the park’s 6,000 acres of natural woodlands, Lake Guntersville State Park will satisfy all your needs. Among the park’s many recreational offerings are an 18-hole championship golf course, the Screaming Eagle Zipline, a beach complex, an outdoor nature center, excellent fishing in Alabama’s largest lake, 36 miles of hiking and biking trails, weekly guided hikes, and a day-use area.
One of the main attractions at the park soars high above all the others. Thanks to conservation efforts, Alabama's nesting bald eagle population is increasing, and Guntersville has become a focal point of Eagle Awareness in the state. Each year, on select weekends in January and February the park’s Eagle Awareness programs entertain and educate the public about our once endangered national symbol.
Eagle Awareness Programs Cancelled for 2021
After careful consideration, and an abundance of caution for the safety of our guests and staff, Lake Guntersville State Park has decided to cancel Eagle Awareness 2021. This annual event is one of the most popular programs at the park and always draws large groups that enjoy learning about the rise of the Bald Eagle population in North Alabama and seeing them in their natural habitat.
According to Michael Jeffreys, North Alabama District Superintendent for Alabama State Parks, “We truly regret having to cancel this event, but given the current circumstances with Covid 19 , it is too difficult to plan and host something as large as Eagle Awareness and ensure the safety of everyone involved.” Management is planning for a series of virtual eagle programs and self-guided tours along with room packages as an option for individuals or small groups to safely learn about the Bald Eagles here at Lake Guntersville State Park. Planning is already underway for Eagle Awareness Week 2022, which promises to be one of the most informative and interactive events yet.
Making plans for your next organization or company meeting? The massive resort inn, restaurant and convention center is perfect for your group’s next national, state or regional meeting. The convention center boasts meeting facilities large enough to easily accommodate a banquet or opening session as well as smaller breakout rooms to facilitate multiple groups. Make plans now for your next event to ensure availability. Reservations can be taken for up to two years in advance of your event.
For more information, contact the Sales Department at (256) 505-6634.
Regardless of your reason for visiting the park you’ll have plenty of overnight and extended stay options. Choose from a modern campground with several outdoor opportunities, cabins that rest on the bank of the Guntersville Lake, chalets nestled in the ridge-tops, or the resort lodge on the pinnacle of Taylor Mountain that offers a stunning view. Select accommodations are handicap accessible and dog friendly.
For more information, contact the Reservations Department at (256) 505-6621.
For visitors who would like to adventure outside the park other area attractions include: downtown Guntersville, Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Cathedral Caverns State Park, Bucks Pocket State Park, and High Falls County Park.