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Old 05-13-2008, 11:04 AM
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Hi everyone. I grew up in Guntersville and have since moved away. I visited over the past weekend and took some photos. I thought some of you might be interested in seeing the new Lodge at the State Park. It is great. We stayed in one of the outdated chalets (hopefully they will work on those). I have read through some posts in here from people who are thinking about moving to the Hville area and would like to be near Guntersville. Maybe others with pictures of the area can also post theirs in here to share. Hope to get back down there next year. It is a quaint town and has alot of potential.

The Lodge


View from the rear lawn of the Lodge


Rear of the Lodge


View from the upper deck


Another great view



Front porch of the Lodge


Great fishing on Lake Guntersville


Guntersville is great from any angle

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Old 05-13-2008, 02:25 PM
 
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Nice photos. The lodge looks really inviting. It is so hard to get an appreciation for geography from just internet maps.
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Old 05-13-2008, 02:28 PM
 
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It is about a 30-40 min drive to/from H'ville.

Those photos are great, better than my feeble attempt from the water.
I haven't been by the lodge since they re-opened it.
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Old 05-13-2008, 02:40 PM
 
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I have never been to Guntersville considering I lived in Huntsville my entire life. Those pictures are pretty nice and I like the lodge. This makes me wonder if we will ever get a world class water park in the Huntsville metro. There was a proposal in 2005 that Decatur's Point Mallard would become River Country. River Country was suppose to be a entertainment/lifestyle center complex that would allow high rise condominiums and hotels, a water park, a row of restaurants and nightclubs that would resemble Beale Street in Memphis, a huge fairground, a convention center, and a large golf course with lodging amenities. That proposal was struck down at the same time that the developers wanted to add on to Point Mallard park.

I still think Decatur has a shot of doing this but the idea has shifted to bringing the Sweetwater development into the city. This will make shopping more enjoyable for Decatur citizens.
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Old 05-17-2008, 04:52 AM
 
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Beautiful pictures!!!
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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Default Lake Guntersville Photos

Great photos, really beautiful!!
I haven't been to the lodge yet but the photos sure make we want to visit soon. The lake is gorgeous but the view from the lodge is really beautiful.
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:04 PM
 
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Notice Lake Guntersville in the background!
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Old 05-19-2008, 03:00 PM
 
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WoW.. how big was that bass?
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:26 PM
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^^That's a big one.

Thanks for the compliments on the pictures. I had a good time visiting family down there. Growing up there, you tend to take for granted the scenery and charm of the town. I think it has great potential as a weekend destination for Huntsville families and residents. I live in Charlotte, NC now and there is a town about 20 miles north of here named Huntersville (spooky, huh) that has a large lake and is a regular spot for Charlotte families to visit, boat, and fish. Huntersville is very developed and has great shopping and restaurants. As a suburb of Charlotte, they have great residential developments also. I think as Huntsville grows over the next few decades that Guntersville will appeal to Huntsvillians (?) to escape the city and enjoy one of the best lakes in the country. As I said before, I hope to get down there again next year or before.
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:25 PM
 
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There is a lot of building going on around the lake if you don't mind a steep lot. I think there are already quite a few folks from H'ville who live in G'ville.

Next time you come down, check Wintzels Seafood, near G'ville HS.
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