Lake Guntersville State Park

Lake Guntersville State Park after the April 27, 2011, tornadoes. Courtesy: Lake Guntersville State Park

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has awarded a $200,000 grant to Lake Guntersville State Park to restore a campground that was damaged during a tornado in April of 2011, according to WHNT.

The Town Creek Campground has since been reopened to the public, but the department said that additional work and upgrades are needed.

“Alabama has an abundance of natural resources, and our state parks are great preservers of that,” Governor Ivey said. “Every year our parks attract thousands of people both from Alabama and out of the state who are seeking venues to relax and enjoy nature and the company of others. I am pleased to announce this grant that will help continue restoring the beautiful Lake Guntersville.”

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will use funds made available from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) on the project.

The ARC funds will be used to build 12 campsites, extend a gravel road and provide water, electrical, drainage and sewage improvements to each campsite.

To read more, click here.