Fall Color In DeSoto State Park
Alabama is beautiful throughout the year but especially in the fall. As the greens of summer surrender to glittering yellow poplars, scarlet dogwoods, orange maples and golden hickories, Alabama unfolds its patchwork quilt of color.
In North Alabama the highlands transform into a bright sea of yellow poplars, scarlet dogwoods, orange maples, and golden hickories. Autumn-blooming wildflowers carpet the landscape around every corner.
Fall is our busiest time of year, so be sure to make your reservations for our motel rooms, Log or Rustic cabins, Chalets, & Campsites well in advance.
Fall Color Peak
In the DeSoto State Park area, a hint of color usually begins to appear in late September or early October and lasts well into November. Historically peak Fall color has been between the first part of October into the middle part of November.
11/14/2019 Color Update: Past Peak
Brightness and depth of color have begun to fade, though there is still a good amount of bright color. Leaf drop will begin soon and will accelerate from this point.
Click here to view our 2018 Fall Color Story Map.
Fall Blooms & Berries
Leaves are not the only color to be seen during the Fall! Fall is a wonderful time to find an amazing array of wildflowers. Most people associate fall with the arrival of vibrant foliage; spectacular reds, oranges, and yellows; But often-overlooked are the wildflower blooms and berries that can be found of particular interest.
Click here to view our Blooms & Berries Story Map.