Desoto State Park: Kayaking and Canoeing

Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Paddle a scenic flat-water section above DeSoto Falls in Dekalb County, Alabama
Start at the DeSoto Falls Picnic area, paddle a total of 2 miles upriver and return (roughly 4 miles total, if paddled the entire route) 

Picnic area is 7 miles from the main park area of DeSoto State Park
Perfect for individuals or groups!  
  Reservations are encouraged but walk-ups are welcome! Call 256.634.8370 to reserve your boat
Driving Directions to DeSoto Falls(PDF file) 

The Boat Shack at Desoto Fall is now closed for season, but you can call and request a boat anytime!

Boat Shack is open Memorial Day thru Labor Day






Single-person 'Sit on Top' Kayak:$30 3-hour rental

Canoes: $45 3-hour rental

*Exception: Parents with young children or senior citizen can purchase a 1 hour boat rental. $15 kayak $20 canoe

Any boat has paddles & life-vests included

DeSoto State Park is proud to team up with park partners like One World Adventure Company, in order to provide our guests with the best outdoor experience! 

One World Adventure Company is a community based 501 non-profit organization in Mentone, Alabama. Designed around the belief  that outdoor education enhances personal development, the organization provides quality outdoor education programs, combining adventure, environment, and learning to youth and families.

  For more details, call One World Adventure at

  (256) 634-8370

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