Alabama State Parks Contingency Operations Plan
and DeSoto State Park

December 1, 2015 through March 1, 2016 Restaurant only open Friday Lunch through Sunday Lunch
Motel only open Friday night through Sunday Night Closed: Monday through Thursday

Restaurant will be open to private parties of 20 or more. Motel will be available to groups utilizing 10 rooms or more
Contact us or call 256-845-5380 to reserve groups or private parties.

Remaining open year-round:
Rustic Cabins
Improve Campground
Primitive Campground
Hiking/Biking Trails
Nature Center (seasonal hours with Country Store)

Article: Desoto State Park Enjoys New Improvements

Continuing in the rustic tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), mountainous Desoto State Park is nestled atop beautiful Lookout Mountain in scenic Northeast Alabama and accented by many rushing waterfalls and fragrant wildflowers that will simply take your breath away. Developed in the late 1930s, the hard-working and dedicated men of the CCC made many natural enhancements to the park that have withstood the test of time and will last for future generations. Come commune with Mother Nature as DeSoto State Park offers a family-friendly atmosphere that holds wonders for people of all ages!

This 3,502-acre park provides lodging facilities including: Mountain Chalets, Log and Rustic Cabins, Motel Rooms, and an Improved Campground with 94 full-hookup tent and RV sites. For the more adventurous, there are also Primitive Camping sites for tents as well as 2 backcountry campsites with shelters. No matter what type of lodging you might prefer or have need of, we have it!
DeSoto State Park is conveniently located only 8 miles northeast of Fort Payne, Alabama; and DeSoto Falls - also part of DeSoto State Park - is located about 7 miles north of the park heading towards Mentone, Alabama.
Other amenities include a restaurant, meeting rooms, pavilions, picnic area with playground, olympic-size swimming pool (seasonal), 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; we even have an ADA-accessible boardwalk trail dedicated to Talmadge Butler, a former park superintendent.
Whether a nature hobbyist, outdoor enthusiast, or sporting fanatic - DeSoto State Park has plenty to do to keep you pleasantly entertained. Kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking, cycling, rappeling, bouldering, picniking, wildflower expeditions, and just plain ole' exploring nature - we literally have it all! We cater to individuals, families, and small to large groups of all kinds.
Area attractions
Little River Canyon Nature Preserve, the 104-foot Desoto Falls, Alabama Band Fan Club the Walls of Jericho Forever Wild Tract, and historic Fort Payne and Mentone, Ala.

DeSoto State Park would like to thank all of our supporters.

Without you, we don't prosper!