Lake Guntersville State Park may close

Budget shortfalls may close 15 state parks, including Lake Guntersville.

This parks draws thousands of people to the area annually.

Rep. Kerry Rich says this makes no sense, calling Guntersville near the last on the list slated for closure.

WAFF-TV reports this park lost a million dollars following tornadoes four years ago, but the deficits have decreased each year. Last year it only totaled $280,000.

Rich says the park continues making financial progress. No one has set a date for its closure.