Water. That's what makes Guntersville such a special place to live. Surrounded by Lake Guntersville in North Alabama, Guntersville provides the liveliness of a larger city with the charm of a small town. Lake Guntersville offers a diverse range of activities on and off the water. With 69,000 acres of water, there is plenty of room for boating, water sports, fishing, and hunting. Unlike most lakes, Lake Guntersville has level water year-round. The combination of natural beauty and a comfortable city atmosphere offers residents an ideal place to relax and unwind. Come visit and see why Guntersville is the perfect destination for your family.




…it’s what defines Guntersville, and makes it a special place to live, to work, to play. Literally surrounded by Lake Guntersville in North Alabama’s Mountain-Lakes region, this is one city that makes quality of life a way of life.  Explore all that Downtown Guntersville has to offer, such as great shops and restaurants that offer everything including home decor, gifts, clothing, baby, shoes, antiques, wines, food, cosmetics, pottery and more!



Located along the banks of the Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama, Lake Guntersville Resort State Park promises to satisfy whether you are looking for a resort style retreat or an outdoor adventure in the park’s 6,000 acres of natural woodlands. Among the park’s many recreational offerings are an 18-hole championship golf course, 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.

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Located in three counties (DeKalb, Jackson and Marshall) and secluded in a natural pocket, Buck's Pocket State Park is one of the most peaceful & tranquil places in Alabama. The park is a pocket of beauty atop Sand Mountain's plateau. The park is known for the sweeping views of its rugged, seemingly untouched landscape provided from the heights of Point Rock. Other nearby attractions include bald eagle watching at Lake Guntersville, the award-winning country music group Alabama’s fan club and museum, High Falls Park, the Walls of Jericho Forever Wild Tract, Lake Guntersville State Park, DeSoto State Park, and Mentone, Ala.


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Guntersville Reservoir is located in northeast Alabama, extending 76 miles up the Tennessee River into Tennessee. The nearby town of Guntersville is named for John Gunter, an early Scottish settler and adopted member of the Cherokee tribe, who established the town the year after the end of the American Revolution. Guntersville is a mecca for those who love to fish. Crappie is the number one sport fish, usually accounting for more than half of the total catch. Bass and bluegill are also caught in large numbers. The area just below Guntersville Dam is known for its fine sauger fishing during autumn and winter, white bass in early spring and catfish during the summer. The area below the dam offers unique opportunities for day hiking and caving. An easy one-mile loop trail leads by a cave used during the Civil War to mine saltpeter, a basic ingredient of gunpowder.