Lake Guntersville State Park could soon grow

Photo of the Stubblefield Mountain range near Lake Guntersville State Park. (Photo from WHNT's Carson Clark.)

Photo of the Stubblefield Mountain range near Lake Guntersville State Park. (Photo from WHNT's Carson Clark.)

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  The Lake Guntersville State Park is currently about 6,000 acres in size.   However, that could expand soon by 600 acres.

“The Forever Wild program is perfect opportunity for us to add additional land for outdoor recreational opportunities,” says park superintendent Mike Jeffreys.

The Forever Wild Land Trust was established by voters in 1992 as a way to preserve pristine areas of Alabama wilderness.  Jeffreys is hoping that the program will purchase an area adjacent to the park called Stubblefield Mountain.

“The Stubblefield Mountain tract is adjacent to the Town Creek area and it’s a beautiful piece of property with magnificent views from bluff lines and again a great opportunity to add horse, biking and hiking trails.  And the possibility of the addition of back country campsites.”

The Forever Wild board met at the park last week to hear the proposal.   There is no word on when the board might make a decision.

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