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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 25 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails.

Related Activities

Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Cycling, Rappeling, Bouldering, Wildflower Expeditions

Activity Type

Family, Leisure

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga

53.2 miles | 1 hr. 5 min.

GPS Coordinates

34.505566, -85.633978

Google Map/Desoto State Park

Hours/Dates of Operation

Day Use Area: 7 a.m until Sundown
Campground Store: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily

Campground Reservations

1-800-ALA-PARK or 256-845-5075

Contact Information

7104 DeSoto Parkway NE
Fort Payne, AL 35967
256-845-0051

Alabama State Parks/DeSoto State Park Website

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