69,000-Acre Lake - In the Heart of the Lake District - Several national fishing publications have named our area on the Tennessee River one of the top bass lakes in the nation. And it's even hosted the National BASS Master's Tournament and several FLW Tournaments. You can do everything from lounging on your pontoon boat, slicing through the water in your personal watercraft, or show off your slalom ski skills on our beautiful, friendly lake.
Public Boat Launches & Amenities of Jackson County on Lake Guntersville
Goose Pond Colony Resort - A stunning 360-acre complex offering a 16-mile view of the Tennessee River. It also offers lakefront cottages, camp/R.V. sites, fishing, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a top-rated marina, a 900-seat civic center, 1,500-seat outdoor amphitheatre, a highly acclaimed area restaurant "The Docks", and two 18-hole golf courses. The Colony Course has consistently received a four star rating from Golf Digest. For more information call 1-800-268-2884 or visit us on the web at www.goosepond.org.
* Please see description of parks and their amenities found along Lake Guntersville below:
Goose Pond Colony – 256-259-2884 – Golf, Fish, Full Service Marina, Boat Launch, Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Pavilions, Birding, Walking Trails, Camping, Lodging, 900-Seat Civic Center (sectioned), 1,500 seat outdoor amphitheater.
Jackson County Park – 256-574-4719 – Full Service Marina, Restaurant, Lake Swimming, Camping, Birding, Walking Trail, Beautiful Nature Gardens, Pavilions, Children’s Playgrounds.
Russell Cave National Monument – 256-495-3163 – Guided Tours, Birding, 3-mile Hiking Trail, Native American Demonstrations, museum.
Scottsboro Municipal Park – 256-259-5117 – Boat Ramp, Picnic Area, Walking Trail
King-Caldwell Park – 256-259-5117 – Pavilions, Walking/Nature Trails
Stevenson Town Park – 256-437-3011 – Boat Ramp, Birding, Picnic Areas, Tennis Courts, Swimming Pool, Great Children’s Playground, Walking Trail, Sports Complex, Pavilions.
Civitan Park/Pisgah Gorge – 256-451-3232 – Hiking Trails, Birding/Wildflower Trails, Pavilions, Waterfalls.
Walls of Jericho – 256-259-5500 – 3 mile Hiking Trail, 11 Mile Horseback Trail, Birding/Wildflower Trails, Primitive Camping
North Alabama Birding Trail – The nine sites of Jackson County. Alabama’s northeastern corner has a wilder edge to it than much of the state. This feeling is magnified by the beginnings of the Appalachian chain rising upward as you head east. Birds known for their vulnerability to disturbance thrive in this corner of the state with Cerulean Warblers nesting in remote valleys, Ruffed Grouse drumming from wooded draws and some incredibly endangered aquatic life hanging on in the Paint Rock River Valley. The unique landscape is pock marked with some of the most important cave systems east of the Mississippi. These caves hold almost all of the Gray Bats in the world and each summer hundreds of thousands can be seen as they leave their roosts and start their evening’s hunting. Although their numbers once declined dramatically careful management is bringing them back from the brink.
Site 1: Goose Pond Colony, Access: Free, , 2-18 hole golf courses, 417 Ed Hembree Dr., Scottsboro, AL 35769, Phone: (256) 259-2884, GPS Coordinates: N 34.5743, W 86.0807
Site 2: North Sauty Creek WMA/Sauta Cave NWR, Access: Free, , Contact: North Sauty Creek WMA, ADCNR: Area Biologist, 234 County Rd. 141, Hollywood, AL 35752, Phone: WMA: (256) 437-2788, GPS Coordinates: N 34.6190, W 86.1312
Site 3: Roy B. Whitaker Paint Rock River Preserve, Access: Free, , Contact: The Nature Conservancy Alabama Field Office, 2100 1st Ave. North, Suite 500, Birmingham, Alabama 35203, Phone: (205) 251-1155 Ext. 104, GPS Coordinates: N 34.6448, W 86.3185
Site 4: Skyline Wildlife Management Area, Access: Free,, Contact: ADCNR: Area Biologist, 4101 Ala. Hwy 21 North, Jacksonville, AL 36265, Phone: (256) 435-5422, GPS Coordinates: N 34.8640, W 86.1019
Site 5: Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area, Access: Free, , Contact: ADCNR: Area Biologist, 4101 Ala. Hwy 21 North, Jacksonville, AL 36265, Phone: (256) 435-5422, GPS Coordinates: N 34.7860, W 85.8550
Site 6: Stevenson Town Park, Access: Free, , Contact: Stevenson City Hall, 104 Kentucky Ave, Stevenson, AL 35772, Phone: (256) 437-4330, GPS Coordinates: N 34.8502 W 85.8342
Site 7: Russell Cave National Monument, Access: Free, , Contact: National Park Service, Russell Cave NM, 2141 Gault Ave. North, Ft. Payne, AL 35967, Phone: (256) 845-9605, GPS Coordinates: N 34.9770, W 85.8056
Site 8: Gorham's Bluff/Coon Gulf, Access: Free, , Contact: ADCNR, 4101 Ala. Hwy 21 N., Jacksonville, AL 36265, Phone: (256) 435-5422, GPS Coordinates: N 34.7350, W 85.8347
Site 9: Buck’s Pocket State Park, Morgan’s Cove, and South Sauty Creek, Access: Free, , Contact: ADCNR: Buck’s Pocket State Park, 393 County Road 174, Grove Oak, AL 35975, Phone: (256) 659-2000, GPS Coordinates: N 3427.888, W 865.506