Desoto State Park

CCC History Hike: Trail Shelter along Little River

Event Dates:
July 20, 2024, 12:00 pm
July 20, 2024, 2:30 pm
DSP Trail Shelter History Hike


Civilian Conservation Corps History Hike: Trailside Shelter Along Little River

Join DeSoto State Park Staff on a moderate hike to the trailside shelter located on the West Fork of Little River. Learn how the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the original structures built in the mid 1930s that you can still see in the park today. About the hike: moderate hike along rocky terrain. Approximately 1.10 miles round trip. Meet at DeSoto’s Country Store on County Road 89.

Date: 7/20/2024

Time: 12:00-2:30 p.m. (CST)

Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. Meet at DeSoto’s Country Store on County Road 89.

Fee: Free & open to everyone, no-preregistration required. Weather-dependent, please call the Lodge at 256.845.5380 beforehand to check on status of walk. Contact for any details.

Things to bring: Plenty of water and/or sports drink, snacks/lunch, hiking poles/staff (optional), sturdy shoes (open toe shoes are not recommended)

WEATHER: Please be sure to dress appropriately according to seasonal temperatures/weather. As with all outdoor events, if it is stormy or very poor trail conditions, we may have to cancel. If the weather is questionable, please call the park before you leave home to check if the hike is still on (256.845.0051)

Please note: GPS can be unreliable in this area, for directions to Desoto State Park see