Action packed guide to Lake Guntersville State Park for Memorial Day and beyond


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Have an adventure at Lake Guntersville. Photo via Lake Guntersville

Memorial Day Weekend is made for being outdoors and relaxing. But if you’re traveling to a sunny, water-bound destination, it doesn’t always end up very refreshing. Beaches are crowded and you get sand in places you don’t want sand. For the ideal Memorial Day Weekend, we suggest visiting Lake Guntersville in North Alabama. Here are four reasons why.

1. Arrive and relax

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Book a cabin, hotel room or campsite for your trip to the lake. Photo via Lake Guntersville

When you arrive at Lake Guntersville, take a moment to breathe in the fresh air and gorgeous scenery. Nestled between the mountains of North Alabama, this special place is a true oasis.

One thing that makes Lake Guntersville the perfect Memorial Day getaway is the bevy of hotels, vacation rentals and campsites available. Many of these accommodations offer stunning views of the lake, too, so you can enjoy it at a distance.

Here are some of the top places to stay at Lake Guntersville.

2. Have an adventure on and off the water

Arguably the best attraction of Lake Guntersville is, well, the lake. Nothing beats a long weekend of swimming, boating, kayaking and paddle boarding on shining blue water. Find boat and kayak rentals here.

Once your fingers and toes look like raisins from a long day in the lake, take a ride on the Screaming Eagle Zipline for some air-based fun. You can fly through the trees and catch great views of the surrounding areas.

No matter the activity you choose, you are sure to have a good time doing it.

Start living your best lake life and book your stay at Lake Guntersville today.

3. Eat and Drink

As the sun sets on your perfect lake day, you’re bound to get hungry. Lake Guntersville has a plethora of dining options that will treat your taste buds and give you the give you the fuel needed for all your lake adventures. While seafood is king on the lake, there are plenty of options for even the pickiest eaters, such as:

  • Crawmama’s
  • Papa Dubi’s
  • Old Town Stock House
  • The Boat House Lakeside Bar & Grill
  • Hog Leg Barbecue

For the best wine slushies you’ve ever tasted, check out Jules J. Berta Vineyard in Albertville. They offer wines like Sand Mountain Blanc, White Trash and an array of fruity wines, plus the Tomato Tomato Pizza Club is on-site as well.

4. Jam out

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Catch the Memorial Day concert at Sand Mountain Amphitheater. Photo via Lake Guntersville

A Memorial Day Weekend bonus: Tracy Lawrence will be headlining a concert at the brand new Sand Mountain Amphitheater on Saturday, May 29 starting at 6PM. The concert raises funds for the Major League Fishing Foundation and begin the Kick Off the Summer initiative to improve fish quality at Lake Guntersville.

  • 6PM: Joe Cagle Band (local to Marshall County)
  • 7PM: Scooter Brown Band
  • 8:30PM: Tracy Lawrence

Learn more and get your tickets.

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Head out to the lake for some Memorial Day fun. Photo via UnPhilteredkayaking

Memorial Day Weekend at Lake Guntersville is an at-your-own-pace kind of affair. You can live it up with water and zipline adventures, or take it easy with lakeside lounging and a visit to the nearby winery.

Start living your best lake life and book your stay at Lake Guntersville today. Check them out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

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