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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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Thanksgiving week

Fabulous camping trip. Almost full, many children, many, many, college football fans. Auburn on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa M
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Birthday Weekend Get Away

Everything was great for the weekend. We rented a Chalet for the weekend. Very clean and well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Roger B
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  • Average6%
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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 1 week ago via mobile

The park is nice, the lots are big and you have your privacy but this review is on Chalet 16. The chalet is showing it’s age. The master bedroom has a full size bed in it...kinda small for the average couple. The shower is the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous camping trip. Almost full, many children, many, many, college football fans. Auburn on one side of us and Alabama on the other. ( miami for us) All the sites are near perfect, well maintain, great staff. If you want any recommendations call the store,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was great for the weekend. We rented a Chalet for the weekend. Very clean and well furnished. We eat at the restaurant and enjoyed the food. The staff were great. We even spoke to the chef as well. We visited the Country store to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Roger B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous, not crowded destination for hiking, picnics, being outdoors. Wonderful boardwalk trail for less able combined with several off chute trails to areas of discovery. Huge metamorphic rocks, combinations of trees and rocks, some trees appear to grow right out of rock and some trees...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Thomas N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trails are marked with painted squares on trees. I was glad I took the trail map with me though, as it got a bit confusing where some trails crossed. Many waterfalls to see. Directly behind the lodge, there is a fenced area with utilities or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank freakycleanmom
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place you must check out if you are in the area. Late October is best time to see the leaves changing colors.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Mike3891
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We enjoyed reading the history of the park posted at the entrance. It was quiet, clean and pleasant to walk around. Enjoyed seeing the boat houses.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank cath522018
Reviewed 23 October 2018

A bit of a drive through winding roads, but some cool views. I enjoyed going to the waterfall and checking it out. There's also some pitcher plants chilling by the visitor center, check them out!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

We stopped by DeSoto State Park for a few days and had a wonderful time. There are so many opportunities to do so much or nothing at all if you choose. We chose to get in all we could. Hiking, cooking and taking in the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Sue L
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay at Desoto Sate Park Campground. Easy access for all types of RVs. Roomy sites, full hookups. Clean bath houses. Check in was simple. Small camp store. Some paved sites but most were small grit like gravel. We had a little difficulty getting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank talk2planes
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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