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DeSoto State Park Picnic Area & Shelters

FEE AREA

$1 per person day use is collected at the picnic area gate

  • Picnic tables and grills are located throughout the picnic area for your convenience.

  • An ADA accessible picnic table is conveniently located

  • There are three picnic shelters that may be reserved

  • A large playground is located in the picnic area

  • DeSoto's pool is located to the left of the picnic area

  • Ball fields & a volleyball court are also available

DeSoto State Park Map(PDF)

 

 

Three picnic shelters may be reserved for day use


To reserve a picnic shelter:
Call 256-845-5075 or email DeSoto.Campground@dcnr.alabama.gov

Shelter Fee includes entrance fee 

 

 

Picnic Shelter 1
$100 per day

Our gorgeous rock shelter built by the Civilian Conservation Corps includes two stone fireplaces. Public restrooms and an easily accessible handicap restroom are located on the ends of the shelter. This shelter can hold up to 100 people and has electrical plugs so that you can have power for your event.

Shelter reservation fee is $100.00 for all day, picnic area closes at sundown. For big events please email the country store to let us know.

Be sure that while you are there that you look out the side of the shelter so that you may see our trails that lead down to the part of Little River that runs through our park.

 

Picnic Shelter 2
$60 per day

DeSoto State Park’s Picnic Area has two smaller shelters, which holds up to 25 people, each has two picnic tables located inside the shelter and one grill.  Playground and volleyball court are located nearby.

Trees surround the shelter 2 and create a great place for a picnic or a small family get-together.

Shelter reservation fee is $60.00 for all day, picnic area closes at sundown.

 

  Shelter two-Picnic Area
 

Picnic Shelter 3
$60 per day

DeSoto State Park’s Picnic Area has two smaller shelters, which holds up to 25 people, each has two picnic tables located inside the shelter and one grill.  Playground and volleyball court are located nearby.

Shelter 3 is next to the playground and volleyball court.

Shelter reservation fee is $60.00 for all day, picnic area closes at sundown.

 

 

 

DeSoto State Park Contact Info

Country Store - Call for Reservations!
Improved & Primitive Campgrounds
256.845.5075 OR 800.252.7275
DeSoto.Campground@dcnr.alabama.gov

Lodge - Call for Reservations!
Chalets, Rustic & Log Cabins
1299 Blalock Drive NE
Fort Payne, AL 35967
256.845.5380 OR 800.568.8840
DeSoto.StateParkLodge@dcnr.alabama.gov

Headquarters
7104 DeSoto Parkway NE
Fort Payne, AL 35967
256.845.0051
DeSoto.StatePark@dcnr.alabama.gov

Access to Alabama State Parks and State Park Programs is available without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or disabilities.
 
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Pricing Subject to Change without Notice

 

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

Without you, we don't prosper!
 

   

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