Desoto State Park

Kayak Little River

Kayaks and Red Boat House
DSP Kayak Launch
Little River Kayak Red Boat House
Kayak Little River Sit on top and Tandem
Kayak Little River Red Boat house and Dog
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Kayak Little River

DeSoto State Park-Alabama

Visit DeSoto State Park staff at the Miller’s Bend Paddle Shack to help you begin your scenic kayak trip up the West Fork of Little River.

Rent sit-on-top kayaks to enjoy a peaceful flatwater paddle on Little River overlooking beautiful DeSoto Falls. Your trip can be up to 4 miles round trip, or as long as you want to make it. Paddle trips are perfect for individuals or groups. Life vests & paddles are provided. Park staff help park visitors to launch the kayaks at the boat ramp above the A. A. Miller Dam



Boat Shack Hours Fridays 2:00-6:00 pm, Saturdays & Sundays 10:00-6:00 pm (CST)

Reservation of kayaks can be made Monday-Thursday by calling DeSoto Lodge-256.845.5380 (only during season)


Location: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. DeSoto Falls Picnic Area, 7 miles from the main park area of DeSoto State Park. 

Coordinates: 34.549124, -85.589668.


Fee: Single sit-on-top kayak: $15.00 per hour. Tandem(2 person)  sit-on-top kayak: $25.00 per hour

Weight limit on single kayaks is 300lbs.  Weight limit on tandem kayaks is 450lbs

For any information, call DeSoto Lodge--256.845.5380


Cancellation of a kayak reservation has to be within 72 hours of reservation time

Kayaking on Little River-DeSoto State Park