Desoto State Park

Kayak Little River

Kayaks and Red Boat House
DSP Miller's Bend Paddle Shack
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
Kayak Little River Wildflowers

Kayak Little River

DeSoto Falls Picnic Area

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 adventure 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 will help visitors launch the kayaks at the boat ramp above the A. A. Miller Dam.


Opens for the Season: March 21st, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM-6 PM

Monday-Friday: Appointment only during the times of 10 AM-6 PM, $50 Minimum. (must call ahead)

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. Please call ahead for reservations.

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

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.

Kayaking on Little River-DeSoto State Park