Desoto State Park

Camping Cabin

Camping Cabin Outside porch view
Camping Cabin Front Porch with Chairs
Camping Cabin Inside sink and trundle bed
Camping Cabin Trundle Bed
Camping Cabin Bunk Bed

Camping Cabin

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.

Additional Information

Through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) through ADECA and the National Park Service, DeSoto State Park was awarded a grant to construct a log cabin that would provide a primitive pioneer camping experience to any adventurous family or guests.   

The Camping Cabin is located in the DeSoto State Park Primitive Campground and does NOT have electricity, heat, or water.  A community water spigot is located near the vaulted toilet.  You will be given access to the improved campground's bath house for showers.  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.

Primitive Campground Map(PDF file)


 $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

CAMPING REGISTRATION: Check in at DeSoto's Country Store. If you arrive after hours you may stop in the Lodge Front Desk or call 256-845-0051 to register.

Contact us!

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

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 2019 Camping & Lodging Rates

FREE WiFi Hotspots Available
*Campground Comfort Stations
* Lodge Lobby
* Motel Rooms
* Restaurant
* Park Office
* Country Store

The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) has issued a Fire Alert for all 67 Alabama counties effective immediately until rainfall is received. "This burning restriction is being issued because of the current drought situation, continued lack of precipitation, and high probability of fuel ignition. Although the state is not under any type of burn ban, DSP urges everyone to observe all necessary safety precautions when doing any type burning (campfires, outdoor cooking, etc)