Desoto State Park

Dutch Oven Campfire Cooking Demo

Event Dates:
September 18, 2021, 4:00 pm
September 18, 2021, 6:00 pm
DSP Dutch

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park:


Serious Skills Series: Dutch Oven Campfire Cooking 101

Hosted by DeSoto State Park. The Serious Skills series is a variety of classes and workshops that provide opportunities to discover a hidden talent or learn a new skill for personal enrichment. Classes are open to local residents, overnight guests and park visitors.

Dutch ovens have been in use for hundreds of years; especially when our country was expanding and families were on the move. Unable to bring their large cook stoves with them, women learned how to cook entire meals from stews & soups to bread & desserts, in their Dutch ovens. Learn the basics about Dutch ovens, how to clean & care for your cookware, AND cook (& eat!) dinner & dessert at the same time!

Starts around 4:00 p.m, located at the DeSoto State Park Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground. This is a demonstration so you can swing by anytime, & the best time is when food is just coming off the fire!

Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. Drop in whenever you like & check out the food!

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Time: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground next to site 93 (gate will open to the public)

Fee: Free & open to everyone. No pre-registration required; masks are respectfully requested when in proximity of others not in your household. For any details about the demo, email




(and be sure to check out the cooking at the Dutch Oven Cooking demo the next day-come hungry!)