Five months after a tornado devastated the campground at Lake Guntersville State Park, one section reopens today September 14. All 49 of the sites that are now open have electrical, water, and sewer hook-ups. Twenty-five of the sites are available for reservations and the other 24 are first-come, first served.
In April 2011, a series of tornados cut paths of destruction across the state. Lake Guntersville was hit hard by the storms and all of park’s 366 campsites were closed due to severe damage including downed trees and power lines. The remaining portions of the campground are closed to visitors due to ongoing cleanup. More campsite openings will be announced soon.
Anyone wishing to reserve one of the reopened sites may contact the campground office at (256) 571-5455 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. There will be two campers available for rent as well.
Other areas of the park that are open are the lodge, the golf course, chalets, five lakeside cabins, all boat launches, and beach area. The Town Creek Fishing Center is also open with boat rentals available Friday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com .