Desoto State Park

Fall Color

DeSoto State Park Original Entrance to the Park- Fall Color
DeSoto State Park DeSoto Falls Dam, Fall Color- Red, Yellow, Orange
DeSoto State Park Fall Color, Red and Orange
DeSoto State Park Boardwalk Trail in the Fall
DeSoto State Park Lookout Mountain Parkway Fall Color 2018

Fall Color In DeSoto State Park

Alabama is beautiful throughout the year but especially in the fall. As the greens of summer surrender to glittering yellow poplars, scarlet dogwoods, orange maples and golden hickories, Alabama unfolds its patchwork quilt of color.
In North Alabama the highlands transform into a bright sea of yellow poplars, scarlet dogwoods, orange maples, and golden hickories. Autumn-blooming wildflowers carpet the landscape around every corner. 

Fall is our busiest time of year, so be sure to make your reservations for our motel rooms, Log or Rustic cabins, Chalets, & Campsites well in advance.

Why Do Leaves Change Color?

DSP Fall Color 11 16 2020

Fall Color Update (11/18/2020)

 Past Peak

While the fall foliage is past peak and many trees are bare, there are still some color to be seen in many places along the Lookout Mountain Parkway, heading towards DeSoto Falls/Mentone. Heading past the Country Store on our campground road and on to the CCC Museum has some nice color in spots, as well as some of the gap roads in the area. Some maples are still hanging on, and many oaks are just getting started.

Photo above taken 11/16/2020


US Fall Foliage Prediction Map

Fall Color Peak

In the DeSoto State Park area, a hint of color usually begins to appear in late September or early October and lasts well into November. Historically peak Fall color has been between the second part of October into the first part of November.

Click here to view our 2018 Fall Color Story Map.

Fall Blooms & Berries

Leaves are not the only color to be seen during the Fall! Fall is a wonderful time to find an amazing array of wildflowers. Most people associate fall with the arrival of vibrant foliage; spectacular reds, oranges, and yellows; But often-overlooked are the wildflower blooms and berries that can be found of particular interest.

Click here to view our Blooms & Berries Story Map.