Primitive Camping Cabin
Looking for a down to Earth, rustic atmosphere? Looking forward to not having to set up a tent for your family? Our primitive camping cabin offers an opportunity to stay in the Great Outdoors with more than just a tent wall to protect you from the elements. This cabin is located in DeSoto State Park’s quiet and peaceful Primitive Campground. The cabin is situated facing the forest; during the winter views of Lookout Mountain can be seen thru the trees.
About the cabin: Through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) through ADECA and the National Park Service, DeSoto State Park was awarded a grant in 2013 to build a cabin that would provide a primitive camping experience to any adventurous family or guests.
The camping cabin sleeps up to 5 people and is outfitted with a bunk bed with an upper twin, a lower full, and a trundle twin bed. There is also a twin daybed.
You will need to bring your own linens or sleeping bags.
There is a dining table and benches, living area chairs, and rockers on the porch, as well as a food preparation area with sink/basin. (Please no pets & no smoking.)
The camping cabin does NOT have electricity, heat, or water. The cabin does have lights from a solar kit on the roof.
For a water source, a community water spigot is located near the vaulted toilet several yards away. You will be given access at registration to the improved campground's comfort stations for showers & flush toilets.
The primitive area is secured by a padlocked gate; a key to the Camping Cabin and the Primitive Campground gate will be issued at time of check-in. Turn in the issued key in at the Country Store on check-out; after hours use the key drop box outside the Country Store door.
$46.00 a night*
*Price does not include 13% Lodging Tax
One-time Convenience Fee for all overnight accommodations - $4.75
3.75% Resort Fee applied to each night
A deposit of one-night's rent plus resort and transaction fees are required to hold a reservation.
Cancellation of a reservation has to be within 72 hours of arrival.
Check in time is 2:00 PM on the day of arrival and check out time is 11:00 AM the day of departure.
We recommend that reservations for holiday weekends should be made at least 3 months in advance.
Rules and regulations
To help us keep the overnight rates low, we ask you to perform a few housekeeping tasks before you leave:
• Pack out all you packed in - do not leave any food or equipment
• Take all trash with you
• Empty any water out of the basin
• Sweep out the cabin
• Close and lock all windows
• LOCK THE DOORS BEHIND YOU
Check in at DeSoto's Country Store on County Road 89. Note for camping cabin guests:If the store is closed or it is after-store hours, stop in at DeSoto State Park’s Lodge to get the camping cabin key.
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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