Guntersville Lake is Alabama’s largest lake covering 69,100 acres with 900 miles of shoreline.  Guntersville Reservoir extends 76 miles through Tennessee River from northeast Alabama to Tennessee.  The area around Guntersville Lake is known for its hiking, camping, fishing, boating activities and scenery. It is repeatedly noted as a top spot for bass fishing.  In order to maintain the depth required for navigation, the water level in the reservoir is maintained at a minimum winter elevation of 593 feet. The typical summer operating range is between 594 and 595 feet.  


The nearby town of Guntersville is named after John Gunter, an early Scottish settler who was an adopted member of the Cherokee tribe. He established the town of Guntersville a year after the American Revolution ended.  His great grandson was Will Rogers, America’s favorite cowboy.  The area’s rich history is showcased in the Guntersville Museum.


The area has beautiful scenic overlooks including the views from Guntersville State Park Lodge, Weathington Park, and the many waterfalls scattered across NE Alabama.  Links to many nearby attractions are below.

The Hideout At Buck Island

The “Hideout at Buck Island” is 35 minutes from downtown Huntsville, on the shoreline of Guntersville Lake, in a quiet cove just minutes to the main channel, with a private dock 100 feet from the back door.  The home sits on a half-acre gently sloping lot with 180 feet of shoreline.   The roomy 2400 square foot home with a screened in porch and a large deck provides ample room for guests to be comfortable with modern conveniences, while enjoying the wildlife that make frequent appearances including Bald Eagles, Osprey and Great Blue Herons. 

SB Hideout at Buck Island

SB Hideout” has a location that cannot be beat. It is on Buck Island, just minutes from Highway 431, a public boat launch, Alred Marina, Gunter’s Landing Golf Course, and Guntersville City Harbor. It is 150 yards to community lake access with docking space for 4 boats. You can see the community pier from the driveway, the only reason you can’t see it from the porch is because of the trees that line the community pier path.

Unplug at The Hideout

Water Fun
You have 69,100 acres of water to use as your playground. Lots of water activities! 
Fish from the private dock! 
Enjoy roasting marshmallow, making smores, and just sitting around the outdoor firepit.
Kayaking in the cove is beyond fun and the views are serene. 
Outdoor Games
Unplug and get outdoors. Your imagination is the only limitation! There are lots of fun outdoors games to play. 
Ski Boat
A 23 foot Searay ski boat is available for rent (driver included)

Reconnect with Nature

Bird Watching




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