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Jackson County Park, AL

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Jackson County Park & Campground is located on Lake Guntersville on the north side of Scottsboro, AL. It is a large campground of over 200 sites, almost entirely seasonal, although there are about 15 sites for transients. Bass fishing is a major past-time here.

256-574-4719

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The office is located in the marina section of the park and isn't too easy to find. The staff was friendly; however, they take cash-only for payment and have no change on the premises. We ended up in a small area not part of the main campground on site 14. The dogwoods were almost in full bloom and we had a nice view of a small inlet of the lake.

Date of visit: Mar 2009

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The view from our window.

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This is the transient area at the entrance to the campground.

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Sites 1-4 in the transient area. We were originally assigned to site 1, up the hill just past the trailer, but it was so tilted and had only a shared electric box with a 15A outlet for us, that we went back to the office and managed to get a level site.

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There are some nice lake-front sites in the main part of the campground.

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These nice sites were on a small peninsula.

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The main campground is full of seasonal trailers. I found it very interesting that most of these seasonal sites do not have sewer hookups; folks have to use the big blue honey wagons.

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There are several docks along the waterfront where campers can tie up their boats. There is also a large marina and boat launch area in the park.

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Most of the campground is located on a hillside in a pine grove overlooking the lake.

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This was the worst of the sites I noticed as we walked the campground.

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There are two modern bathhouses, although both are quite a hike from the transient area. They appeared clean and have free showers.

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Across the entrance road from the campground is a paved walking trail and in the distance you can see the large play area.

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One of three large covered docks at the park marina.

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Just a short walk from the campground is the Jackson County Park Restaurant. It seems to be a popular gathering spot for breakfast. We thought we'd like to have dinner there, but apparently in the winter months, it's closed in the evening.

Amenities

Dump station available

Verizon Broadband Access (EVDO) service

Rates: $18

Hookups: W/E(30/50A)/CATV

Coord: 34.63785 N, 86.01553 W

Activities/Nearby Attractions

Fishing/boating

The Walls of Jericho

Gorham's Bluff

Scottsboro-Jackson Heritage Center