DeSoto State Park

Desoto State Park is nestled atop Lookout Mountain in Northeast Alabama. The 3,502-acre Alabama State Park features waterfalls, abundant spring wildflowers and stunning, historic facilities that were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

DeSoto’s improved campground has 94 full hookup tent and RV sites. For the more adventurous, there are also primitive camping sites for tents as well as two backcountry campsites with shelters.

Other amenities include a restaurant, meeting rooms, pavilions, picnic area with playground, Olympic-size swimming pool (seasonal), an ADA accessible boardwalk trail, a nature center featuring interpretive programs and live animals, a Civilian Conservation Corps museum, and more than 30 miles of hiking trails and 11+ miles of mountain biking trails that vary in terrain from easy to strenuous.

Trail maps can be found at the Lodge, Country Store, & Nature Center. All mountain bike trails are marked silver on the trails and by diamonds on the trail map.

Desoto Falls is located 7 miles North from Desoto State Park in Mentone Alabama. It’s definitely worth the drive to see in person. Paddling options are available upstream of the falls on the Little River.



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Hours and Cost

Open Daily

Cost: Varies based on campsite amenities and length of stay.

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Pet Friendly

Yes, on a leash


DeSoto State Park

7104 DeSoto Parkway NE
Fort Payne, AL 35967


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