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DeSoto State Park

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Water falls!

My group and I came to swim little river canyon, but the water level was to high to swim the day we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ronald S
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weekend camping & hiking

Living near here is a plus. Nice campsites, a little high for a state park. Good hiking trails... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
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“hiking trails”(17 reviews)
“picnic area”(8 reviews)
In the rustic tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), mountainous Desoto State Park is accented by many rushing waterfalls and fragrant wildflowers. The park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s and the...more
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7104 Desoto Pkwy NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967-7909
+1 256-845-0051
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My group and I came to swim little river canyon, but the water level was to high to swim the day we came. Did some looking and found this place. Walk the trail with my friends and each waterfall keep getting bigger and better. Nature...More

Thank Ronald S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Living near here is a plus. Nice campsites, a little high for a state park. Good hiking trails. Weather you cap here or just come for a hike you will have a good time.

Thank marlaine2018
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Hiking trails abound here. Trails are clearly marked. Lodging us plentiful in several different types, hotel, cabin and camping. Camp store and restaurant available. Huge pool fed by springs so prepare for cold water! Lovely park with beautiful scenary.

Thank Kathi M
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Nice little park tucked away in the woods of Alabama. Nothing TOO spectacular but it was fun. We swam a bit and just enjoyed the weather. Many people said there was great hiking as well.

Thank Ashley H
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This park is beautifully maintained and somewhat large. Activities range from boating, camping, hiking, bike riding, as well as others. They could place more signs about, especially in identifying trails to different areas of interest, such as waterfalls.

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Love the Desoto Falls Area our 4th visit to the area and we visit every time we are here! Have been during every season and fall is the best with The changing of the leaves!

Thank OnAir556598
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Encroachment is taking place. See it before it gets taken over. There is easy access for parking and walking to and through the park area. Free. This is a place that is still simply beautiful and worth seeing.

Thank doucebag
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We took The Lost Falls Trail - Take bug spray. Spray your hair and clothes. I wish I would have worn pants down to my socks for protection. - I found a tick in my hair, so make sure to shower when you get home....More

2  Thank Charon W
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We stayed in this state park in our travel trailer for 2 nights. It has large asphalt camp pads, in a very wooded area, and has full hookups including cable TV--which is very unusual for a state park. Besides the full hookup sites, it has...More

3  Thank Don T
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Built by the CCC, Desoto still has some of the charm of yesterday. Its a beautiful drive, good restaurant and great weekend destination if you want to just vegetate.

1  Thank TioJuanito
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30 August 2018|
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Response from DeSotoStatePark | Property representative |
Hi! We have two motel rooms that are pet friendly.
5 July 2018|
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Response from ELFDUDE | Reviewed this property |
Recommend to contact the park directly!
23 April 2018|
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Response from DeSotoStatePark | Property representative |
hello! Both the improved campsites and primitive campsites are wooded, none near any water. most are shaded. you can check out pictures of the specific sites on our website, ALAPARK (click on DeSoto State Park, then online... More