Desoto State Park

Wall Tent Campsite

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DSP Primitive Campground
DSP Primitive Campground
DSP Primitive Campground

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Wall Tent Campsite

Whether you are trying re-live your days at summer camp or take a little of the “rough” out of roughing it, DeSoto State Park’s Wall Tent Primitive Campsite might be what you’re looking for.

Site is located in the Primitive Campground.

The 12 foot by 10 foot Diamond Brand Wall Tent is set atop a 20 foot long wooden deck.  Bring your own air mattress, cot, or sleeping pad.  The walk-in campsite has a small, two-vehicle parking area, ground grill/fire ring and a small picnic table. A vaulted toilet, picnic tables, trashcans, picnic shelter, and a water faucet are centrally located in the campground a short walk from the wall tent site. Campers are allowed access to the Improved Campground (approx. 1 mile away) to use comfort stations, showers, flush toilets, & laundry room. Up to 4 people, no extra tents allowed.

DSP Primitive Campground Map (PDF)


  • Reservations must be paid in full at time of booking.
  •  13% Lodging Tax and 4.25% Resort Fee applied to each night. One-time convenience fee for all overnight accommodations- $5.25 (non-refundable). All rates are subject to change without notice. 
  • Cancellation of a reservation has to be within 72 hours of arrival.
  • Check out time: 11:00 AM
  • We recommend that reservations for holiday weekends should be made at least 3 months in advance.

Additional Information

  • We suggest you bring your own sleeping essentials: sleeping bag, cot,  pillow and air mattress, etc. We also suggest you bring your own water or you can use community water spigot about 200 yards away in Primitive Campground.
  • Vaulted toilet located in primitive campground about 200 yards away.
  • Pets are welcome but must remain on leash at all times (State Park Regulation 220.-5-.05)
  • Please note, cell service may be spotty through-out the park, and wifi does not reach to sites in the primitive campground.
  • This project was completed as a partnership between DeSoto State Park and the Boy Scouts of America.  Christian Curry of Fischer, Alabama, Troop 75 fulfilled the projected as part of his Eagle Rank (2016).
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  • For more information or to make a reservation by phone, please call the Country Store at 1-800-760-4089 or 1-800-ALAPARK. 
  • On arrival in DeSoto State Park, check in at DeSoto's Country Store & Information Center
  • Country Store Hours: 7 Days a Week: 9:00 am -5:00 pm (CST). 
  • For camping check-in after hours, stop by DeSoto State Park's Lodge or call 256.845.0051 for assistance.


Driving Directions

When traveling to the park, please be advised that GPS directions are NOT reliable (especially when pulling a large rig). Please see our written driving directions on the webpage Plan Your Trip.


 FREE WiFi Hotspots
*Campground Comfort Stations(does not reach every campsite)
* Lodge Lobby
* Motel Rooms
* Restaurant
* Park Office
* Country Store

Please note, cell service may be spotty through-out the park, and wifi does not reach to sites in the primitive campground.