Will be making extra stop for work in Scottboro while on way to Smoky's in October. We've stayed in DeSoto and very much enjoyed it. The sites are amnong the nicest we've encountered at a state park. Hoever, wondering if Bucks Pocket might be a better choice with having to drive to Scottsboro a couple of days. It appears to be a bit closer but not sure how it would compare to DeSoto. I know there are some other campgrounds near Scottsboro but nothing that seems as nice as the state parks.
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As mentioned, Buck's Pocket St Pk is isolated in a canyon and the campsites are not that big from what I can remember. Nice place to get away from traffic,noise,etc and enjoy quiet, peaceful camping. Road leading to campground descends into canyon and turns sharply into campground area---OK for smaller type campers. Desoto would probably be much easier to get to and has much more room. Check out the Goosepond Colony campground in Scottsboro. It has 117 sites with 35 FHU. Have never camped there; but on my list of campgrounds to check out. Also a campground in Woodville, southwest of Scottsboro. Good luck.
What houstown said. If you do go come in frome the north. The campground is at the bottom of the pocket and the roads in are steep and crooked, the south side more than the north. Parnell Creek RV Park is just west of Scottsboro on US-72. Nothing fancey, just a place to park and plug in. There is camping at the Jackson County Park 2302 County Park Road, Scottsboro - 256-574-4719. We never been so I don't know anything about the park. Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville might be as close as DeSoto
Desoto was closed for almost a year when they upgraded the whole camping area and added 50AMp service etc... We havent camped there since that was done... It was nice before the upgrade and sounds like even better now. Sure like the lodge just up the road from the camp ground. Good eating in there for sure...
I guess it is out of the way a tad for Scottsboro. Be sure to wander thru the Lost Baggage warehouse in Scottsboro - might find a real treasure... This is where all of the adbandoned airline luggage ends up at
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