Desoto State Park

Picnic Areas & Pavilion Rentals

Picnic Area Shelter #1
Picnic Area Playground
Picnic Shelter #1 Inside
Picnic Shelter #2
Picnic Shelter #3

Main Picnic Area

DeSoto State Park's main Picnic Area is comprised of 1 stone CCC Pavilion, 2 small pavilions, volleyball court, small ball field, playground, & outdoor classroom area, with picnic tables & grills located through-out the area. The picnic area is perfect for reunions, socials, company picnics, events, & cook-outs.

Located just across the road from DeSoto's Country Store & Information Center, the picnic area is a short distance away from DeSoto’s trail system, the West Fork of Little River, Indian Falls, the Talmadge Butler Boardwalk Trail, DeSoto’s Olympic size pool, & the Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventure zipline.

Fees

$2 per vehicle day use fee is collected at collection honor boxes in parking area

Additional Information

An handicapped- accessible picnic table is conveniently located

There is limited electricity located in the picnic area

Restrooms are located in the stone CCC Pavilion

Picnic Area Shelter #1

Picnic Shelter 1

Our gorgeous rock shelter built by the Civilian Conservation Corps includes two stone fireplaces. Public restrooms and an easily accessible handicap restroom are located on the ends of the shelter. This shelter can hold up to 100 people and has electrical plugs so that you can have power for your event.

Rate and additional information

Shelter reservation fee is $115.00 for all day, picnic area closes at sundown. For big events please email the country store to let us know.

Be sure that while you are there that you look out the side of the shelter so that you may see our trails that lead down to the part of Little River that runs through the park.

Picnic Shelter #2

Picnic Shelter 2

DeSoto State Park’s Picnic Area has two smaller shelters, which holds up to 25 people, each has two picnic tables located inside the shelter and one grill.  Playground and volleyball court are located nearby. Trees surround the shelter 2 and create a great place for a picnic or a small family get-together.

Rate

Shelter reservation fee is $69.50 for all day, picnic area closes at sundown.

Picnic Shelter #3

Picnic Shelter 3

DeSoto State Park’s Picnic Area has two smaller shelters, which holds up to 25 people, each has two picnic tables located inside the shelter and one grill.  Playground and volleyball court are located nearby. Shelter 3 is next to the playground and volleyball court.

Rate

Shelter reservation fee is $69.50 for all day, picnic area closes at sundown.

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Gazebo on the Talmadge Butler Boardwalk Trail

Entrance to the Talmadge Butler Boardwalk Trail is a short walk from the picnic area. Parking is available at the trailhead. Boardwalk is handicapped accessible. 

Rate for Rental

$58.00 per day

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CONTACT US! 

For more information or to make a reservation, please call the Country Store at 1-800-760-4089 or 1-800-ALAPARK. Email

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DeSoto State Park Map

 

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PLEASE NOTE: The Country Store will be CLOSED on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the months of December, January, and February. The Store will be open during normal operating hours Thursday-Monday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Check-ins and Reservations for the Campground will be handled by the Lodge on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.