Desoto State Park


DSP Pool 2021
DSP Pool 2021
DSP Pool 2021
DeSoto State Park Pool Area Deck

Swimming Pool

DeSoto's Olympic-size pool is fun for the whole family complete with a diving board and ADA-lift. The pool is located close to DeSoto State Park's picnic area and within 1/2 mile of the Country Store & Information Center. Changing rooms are located at the pool. The pool has lounge chairs & a small deck with tables located near the pool.

(Open for the season Memorial Day Weekend 2024- Labor Day Weekend 2024)

General Information

Pool Hours: 11:00 to 6:00

  • $5 per swimmer-cash or cards 
  • Individual and Family Season Pool Passes Available 
  • Free swimming 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Complementary Access for Lodge & Improved Campground Guests
  • Lifeguards on duty
  • No refunds or rainchecks
  • Pool may close due to bad weather, mechanical problems, or minimum occupancy.
  • Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult

Season Pool Passes

Individual Pools Pass - $88
Family Pool Pass - $198 for up to six family members

Call 256-845-0051 or download application here

After-Hours Pool Party

Rate: $162.30

Party hours are 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
One lifeguard is provided--Up to 25 people
Additional lifeguards are $28.00 each 
To check date availability for your pool party, call 256-845-0051

Swimming the West Fork of Little River

DeSoto STate Park West Fork Little River

DeSoto State Park

Swimming & Wading is allowed in Laurel Creek and in the West Fork of Little River, which runs through DeSoto State Park.  Little River is accessed by the yellow trail in DeSoto State Park (DeSoto Scout Trail)-Water Level varies widely, low especially in the Summer. No Lifeguard--swim at your own risk. 

Swimming at DeSoto Falls Picnic Area

Can swim above A. A. Miller Dam, in the West Fork of Little River (above DeSoto Falls near Mentone, Alabama) The DeSoto Falls Picnic Area is located 7 miles from the main park area. No lifeguard--swim at your own risk. Kayak Rentals are also available in this area at the Miller's Bend Paddle Shack.