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Buck's Pocket State Park

393 Co. Road 174
256-659-2000

Located in three counties (DeKalb, Jackson and Marshall), the Cherokee Indians once lived on what now is park land before the Trail of Tears. The area was also used for growing coffee and olives by the French during the 1700s and later for logging in the 1940s.  As local legend goes, Buck's Pocket also served as a retreat for defeated public officials after unsuccessful elections. 



Reviews

Alexis Adams

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Sunday, May 27, 2018
The playground was still technically there but so grown up. The swings were gone from the swing set, the slide was still intact but I didn't let my son slide because tall weeds. It was in shambles. I am going to write a letter to the State Park people. The overlook area is well built but be cautious, there are a ton of areas where you could easily plunge to your death. Kids should be especially careful. There isn't a gate but the park closes at sundown. I'll be back to hike. The forest is gorgeous. You can obtain a permit to rapell.

Susan Munoz

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Friday, July 6, 2018
Road was steep and narrow. I wondered why we saw NO ONE coming IN or OUT. Its totally deserted. There is a gate but it was locked. Probably beautiful in when the sun is out but it was very very cloudy so that made it dark and creepy.

Wesly Denton

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Monday, May 28, 2018
Quiet and empty, we were the only ones there until we started to leave. Looks like some locals maybe enjoy their time drinking there. It was clean for the most part just beer too and a few bottles.

Lorraine Coleman

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Sunday, June 17, 2018
So many breath taking views. Quiet and serene. I loved it there.

LaTisha Byrd

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Monday, March 26, 2018
It looks like mother nature tried to take back what was rightfully hers. It's run down but its beautiful and peaceful. The park it self is deserted but that made it all that much better.

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