The Bucks Pocket State Park is an outdoor recreational facility near Grove Oak in Alabama. At present, the park is open for day use only, and the campsites within the park grounds are currently closed. The park is great for fishing or hiking; both activities are even better when done accompanied by a fur friend.
There are various trails to explore with a fur buddy throughout the Bucks Pocket State Park and strictly speaking, according to Alabama state laws pets do need to be kept on a leash when out and about. Popular hikes are the Indian House Trail which, at just a half a mile in length, is easier than the rest and not quite so strenuous.
It's a great stroll out during the springtime when the flowers are in bloom. The High Bluff Trail is the same length but is graded more difficult because it is steep in places. On this trail, you'll be accompanied all the way by the sound of running water as there is a stream nearby.
For hikers who like to be out with their pup a little longer and make sure they get some good exercise, the South Sauty Creek Trail is a good option. This is a two and a half mile trek through the forest and during the autumn and winter, it takes you past a couple of waterfalls.
The Primitive Campground Trail is another of two and a half miles but which leads to Lake Guntersville and then continues to Morgans Cove. It's the best trail to take if you're planning a spot of fishing along the way or want to do some bald eagle spotting.
Whichever trail you decide to hike with your fur buddy, go prepared. Water for the dog and human consumption and snacks if you're planning on being out a while. Take a sufficient supply of those indispensable poop bags too and make sure you leave no trace on the trails that you and your dog were ever there in the first place.