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DeSoto State Park invites you to our annual Independence Day events atop Lookout Mountain! 

 Enjoy good ol' fashioned fun at DeSoto State Park!

 Kick off your Independence Day Celebrations this year by visiting DeSoto State Park on Saturday, July 7th. There will be a parade, a homemade-flag making contest along with homemade ice cream at DeSoto's Ice Cream Social!

Independence Day Events Flier(PDF)

Flag-making Contest Rules & Regulations(PDF)

Flag-Making Contest~Make your own homemade flag to be judged in this fun contest. All ages are welcome to participate. Materials & flag-making rules will be available at the campground pavilion in the Improved Campground starting Wednesday, July 4th. Flags MUST be turned in no later than 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 7th. Turn in flags at DeSoto's Nature Center. Examples of flags from year's past can be seen at the Nature Center.
4th of July Parade~This annual event is fun for both children & adults! Parade is put on by DSP staff & other community members. Parade will start at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2012. Begins at DeSoto's Lodge & ends at DeSoto's Improved Campground in time for the Ice Cream Social. If you wish to participate, meet at DeSoto's Park Headquarters at 2:45 p.m. You can also meet us at the Improved Campground's front gate. We would love to have you!
Pets are welcome too!
Ice Cream Social~Social starts at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 7th, located at the Campground Pavilion in DeSoto's Improved Campground. Sit around & relax, eat home-made ice cream, & meet your fellow guests at DeSoto State Park. Flag Winners will be announced at the Ice Cream Social.
You are welcome to bring your own favorite homemade ice cream recipe or other desserts to share with your fellow guests.
Bring your own comfortable camp chair as seating is limited.

 Free & open to the public. The campground gate will be open for you!

Please Note: If you wish to stay with us here at DeSoto during this time, it is a very good idea to make reservations months in advance. We are often booked in full during this week.

 Having good ol' 4th of July fun!    Enjoy some homemade icecream at the Ice Cream Social!

Tired of cooking? Be sure to check out DeSoto's Mountain Inn Restaurant's Weekend Buffets! Features a Seafood Buffet on Friday Night, a Saturday night buffet, & a Sunday Lunch buffet as well.

Dining Room Hours:
Breakfast...............................7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Lunch..................................11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: ................................5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open Monday-Sunday

Restaurant Menu (pdf)
Lodge Area Map (PDF)

 Call 256.997.5025 or email for more info.