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Buck’s Pocket – A Hidden Gem

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My wife, Jamie, and I are always looking for an “off the beaten path” destination to visit.  Towards the end of March, we visited Buck’s Pocket State Park in the northeast corner of Alabama.  As it turns out, it’s an absolute gem.  South Sauty Creek flows through the park and in the Spring when the creek is full, its a beautiful sight to see.


Buck’s Pocket occupies 2,000 acres surrounding a natural pocket (canyon) of the Appalachian Mountain chain. South Sauty Creek is a tributary that flows into Guntersville Lake.  In the “pocket” is the campground.  The rim offers incredible views of the rugged landscape provided by the Point Rock overlook.   We chose to begin the hike from the campground up the mountain to the overlook.  It was a fairly strenuous hike but well worth the effort.

On the way out, we also hiked a very short trail that leads to a rock shelter used by the Indians long before the Europeans arrived.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my photos and more importantly can make the time to visit Buck’s Pocket

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Eddie Stone

Eddie Stone is an accomplished agent for Great Southern Land specializing in buying and selling land. An Alabama resident, Eddie has used his extensive knowledge to work and sell land in 15 counties surrounding the Birmingham Metro area. Eddie obtained a Master's Degree in Forest Business from Mississippi State University. For the next 20 years, he worked as a Registered Forester in the large corporate sector in both the procurement and land management arenas where he became an expert in land management, maximizing the biological growth of timber, determining the value of a timber tract, and maximizing its value for the landowner. In 1999, Eddie founded Forever Green, Inc.; a consultant forestry business that quickly became a leader in the local timber business. He went on to obtain a real estate license and join Great Southern Land as an Alabama land agent to further serve his clients' needs and provide full-scale, exceptional service. Eddie is also a Contractual Conservation Planner for the Georgia Alabama Land Trust. He prepares Conservation Easement Baseline Documentation Reports which includes technical writing, field inspections, GPS documentation, and GIS map preparation. Eddie's forestry expertise, coupled with being a REALTOR, has made him uniquely qualified to help clients navigate all aspects of buying and selling land.