AL: The Gathering Place opens at state park

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — With the cut of the ribbon, Lake Guntersville State Park proudly opened its new multi-use venue, The Gathering Place, this morning.

The new building replaces a similar facility that was destroyed by a tornado on April 27, 2011.

“It was a place that really brought the campground community together. And it was a special place. And we lost that when the storm hit the campground. And that was devastating, and it’s taken us many years to put this back in the campground.” said Greg Lein, Director of Alabama State Parks.

Read the full story from WAFF.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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