Desoto State Park

Legends on the Lookout

DSP CCC camp 472

Legends on the Lookout

Learn about the history of DeSoto State Park and surrounding areas of Lookout Mountain.

DeSoto State Park’s ‘Legends of the Lookout’, is a collection of stories about interesting places & the people that made Lookout Mountain home. Enjoy learning about the namesake of DeSoto State Park, the legend of the Welsh Caves, the development of the A.A. Miller Dam at DeSoto Falls, and discover the hardworking builders of DeSoto State Park, the Civilian Conservation Corps. And much, much more!

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