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    Buck's Pocket is a little CG that the locals use, good location etc.

    http://www.alapark.com/BucksPocket/Camping/

    When I went in the fall it was empty, nice and peaceful along a creek.

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    Re: Buck's Pocket

    Now thats my kinda park nice and quiet, thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Buck's Pocket

    Bookmarked!
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    Re: Buck's Pocket

    Nice enough. The primitive area looks a bit...swept?
    Have you been to DeSoto park in NE Al.? Really nice primitives and trails with huge rocks to climb on. Park Rangers WILL stop by checking things tho...including looking in the garbage can at your site. (for booze parties; you'll wanna keep it down.)
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    Re: Buck's Pocket

    Quote Originally Posted by quadancer View Post
    Nice enough. The primitive area looks a bit...swept?
    Have you been to DeSoto park in NE Al.? Really nice primitives and trails with huge rocks to climb on. Park Rangers WILL stop by checking things tho...including looking in the garbage can at your site. (for booze parties; you'll wanna keep it down.)
    Heck all state parks should be booze free, ya got koa's and the other commercial cg's for that. Just my opinion.

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    Re: Buck's Pocket

    I like a shot or two of rum before I hit the sack, but I understand the sentiment - 4 drunks can make more noise than a troop of boy scouts.

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    Buck's Pocket is usually not crowded and it is a good basic tent spot.

    Being from Alabama I've seen most of the parks from just riding around. If I'm wanting to camp out near home, I usually just go into the Talladega NF and camp off the beaten path. Lots of nice horse trails to follow.

    I'm close to Coleman Lake and not far from Cheaha, pretty good area for dual sport riding. When I camp, I ride up to NC and VA most of the time for a scenery change. I live way out in these woods already, so I like to travel farther away when I camp out...

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    Re: Buck's Pocket

    Hey, then I gotta ask you; give some spots that I can get to on pavement where I can do primitive and secluded (and cheap?). I don't mind up to a mile of gravel, but paint dings are hard to work out and chrome scratch is permanent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quadancer View Post
    Hey, then I gotta ask you; give some spots that I can get to on pavement where I can do primitive and secluded (and cheap?). I don't mind up to a mile of gravel, but paint dings are hard to work out and chrome scratch is permanent.
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    Well, secluded means lots of dirt roads around here, even Pine Glenn would be about 5 miles of gravel roads. Pine Glenn is near the Helen area. Once in the Talladega NF you can camp where you want within reason.

    The designated primitive CG's around Cheaha are easy to get to, the CCC camp is at the base of the mountain across from the lake. You can get to it easily.http://www.alapark.com/cheaharesort/...iveCampground/



    Lake Chinnabee is not secluded but its primitive and $8:

    http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/alaba...30123&actid=29

    Pine Glenn over by Heflin is away from things, a good bit of easy gravel roads, it's $3:

    http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/alaba...30159&actid=29

    Turnipseed CG is very primitive and cheap, its just south of Cheaha and easy to get to:

    http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/alaba...30139&actid=29

    Up in Bank Head NF there is Brushy Lake, cheap and easy to get in.

    http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/alaba...30083&actid=29

    My favorite is not on a map, but you can't get to it with 100% street tires and its too far to walk in...

    Coleman Lake is a good improved CG with showers and its off pavement... Probably the best NF CG in AL.

    Check out Bama Rides for Alabama riding info too: http://bamarides.com/ride/index.php?...m0blp22vi9apb2

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    Re: Buck's Pocket

    YOO are da freekin' MAN, bro! GOOD report! I will be checking some of this out very soon!

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