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34 - Guntersville State Park, Town Creek and Drive - Kiosk Site

35 - Guntersville Peninsula

36 - Guntersville Dam South

37 - Guntersville Dam North

38 - Goose Pond Colony

39 - North Sauty Creek WMA/Sauta Cave NWR

40 - Roy B. Whitaker Paint Rock River Preserve - Kiosk Site

41 - Skyline Wildlife Management Area

42 - Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area

43 - Stevenson Town Park

44 - Russell Cave National Monument

45 - Gorham's Bluff/Coon Gulf

46 - DeKalb County Public Lake

47 - DeSoto State Park - Azalea Cascade Trail

48 - Little River Canyon National Preserve Drive

49 - Buck's Pocket State Park, Morgan's Cove and South Sauty Creek

50 - Murphy Hill

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Site #49
Buck's Pocket State Park, Morgan's Cove and South Sauty Creek

Northeast Loop

Belted Kingfisher Description: The region around Buck's Pocket State Park, South Sauty Creek, and Morgan's Cove provides a number of habitats worthy of exploration. The waters of South Sauty Creek are attractive to numerous migratory waterfowl, as well as Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets. Just downstream from the boat landing at Morgan's Cove, Bald Eagles are known to neston the forested slopes above the creek.Buck's Pocket State Park's wooded pocket canyon is complete with singing Red-eyed Vireo, Wood Thrush, and Scarlet Tanagers. The park can also host some interesting surprises during migration. Morgan's Cove is also part of the state park. This secluded cove is the perfect spot to watch Belted Kingfishers diving for their dinner or to launch a canoe and paddle your day away.

Directions: From the intersection of AL Hwy 227 and AL Hwy 62 just north of Guntersville State Park, go 4.4 miles east on Hwy 227. Turn left at the Morgan's Cove Park Sign and go 1.1 miles down the hill to the cove.  Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

GPS Coordinates: N 34.4648, W 86.0918
Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking, Restrooms, Handicap Access, Hiking, Canoeing, Boat Access, Fishing, Camping, Picnic Area

Contact Info:
ADCNR: Buck’s Pocket State Park
393 County Road 174
Grove Oak, AL 35975
(256) 659-2000