Desoto State Park

Waterfalls

DeSoto State Park Yellow Trail Falls
DeSoto Falls inside DeSoto State Park
DeSoto State Park DeSoto Falls
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DeSoto STate Park West Fork Little River
DSP Little River Summer

Beautiful Waterfalls on Lookout Mountain 

 

For other waterfalls to be seen in North Alabama, see www.northalabama.org

Dekalb County: www.visitlookoutmountain.com

 

THE BEST TIME TO SEE THE MOST WATER FLOW IS USUALLY IN SPRING, LATE FALL, & WINTER. PLEASE NOTE: MOST OF THE FALLS & STREAMS AT DESOTO STATE PARK ARE DRY IN SUMMER MONTHS, DEPENDING ON RAINFALL.

DeSoto Falls in DeSoto Falls Picnic Area

All areas of DeSoto State Park are now open, including DeSoto Falls Picnic Area & falls overlook. *Please note the falls area will be closed for a few days in the coming weeks for parking lot paving. We will announce exact dates for closure when available. * For current information, visit www.alapark.com/AL-desoto-falls

DeSoto Falls in Mentone Alabama

Laurel Falls on Laurel Creek

This small but beautiful waterfall can be found off of the orange trail and falls about 6 feet. It is about 0.75 miles from DeSoto’s Country Store and the trail is rugged & moderate with some uphill climbs.

DSP Laurel Falls

Indian Falls on Laurel Creek

This interesting waterfall falls about 20 feet into a small ravine, located just across the road from the Talmadge Butler Trailhead. Indian Falls is about 0.1 miles from the trailhead and is easily reached over a small footpath. A wooden footbridge crosses over the top of this beautiful sight.

DSP Indian Falls

Lodge Falls

This easy to find waterfall is located just behind DeSoto’s Lodge. Lodge Falls drops about 25 feet and is very rainfall dependent. The best view point of this waterfall is reached by hiking down into a small ravine and then getting on the yellow trail for a short distance and coming back out next to the Lodge.

Lodge Falls-DeSoto State Park

Lost Falls on Laurel Creek

This waterfall is the hardest to find in DeSoto State Park, mostly because when no water is flowing, it is truly lost! The best time to see this small 5-foot waterfall is in the Spring or Winter seasons. Lost Falls is located about 1.5 miles from DeSoto’s Country Store and terrain can be moderate to mildly strenuous.

DSP Lost Falls

Azalea Cascade on Laurel Creek

This small cascade flows into a pool located at the end of the Talmadge Butler Boardwalk Trail. Can also be reached by the red trail behind the Country Store

DSP Azalea Cascade

Little River Falls

Located in the Little River Canyon National Preserve 10 miles South of DeSoto State Park, 45-foot Little River Falls is located off Alabama Highway 35 in Fort Payne, Alabama. The most popular way to see Little River Falls is via the falls parking lot across the Al Highway 35 Bridge. A 100-foot ADA-accessible boardwalk leads from the parking lot to an overlook near the falls. The Little River Falls parking area is open daily during daylight hours

The amount of water going over the falls depends on the amount of rainfall. In the winter and early spring the water level is high. During the summer and early fall, the water level is much lower.
Little River Canyon National Preserve Website 

Little River Falls

Grace's High Falls

Located in the Little River Canyon National Preserve a several miles South of DeSoto State Park, this 133 foot waterfall is one of the tallest in the state. The Graces Falls Overlook can be reached by taking the Canyon Rim Drive (AL Hwy 176) off of AL Highway 35.
The amount of water going over this seasonal waterfall depends on the amount of rainfall. In the winter and early spring the water level is high. During the summer and early fall, the water level is much lower.

Grace’s Falls Overlook Website

DSP Grace's High Falls

Congo Falls

Congo Falls Park is located inside Congo Nature Preserve and borders Little River Canyon National Preserve in Cherokee County Alabama. Opened to the public May 1st 2021.

Congo Falls Park does require a permit to access the park, that must be obtained from the park office or online at least 12 hours in advance

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Congo Falls in Cherokee Co. near Little River Canyon National Preserve

For other waterfalls to be seen in North Alabama, see www.northalabama.org

Dekalb County: www.visitlookoutmountain.com