Desoto State Park

Improved Campsites

DSP Improved campground-great for tents or RVs!

The updated online camping reservation system is now live. Feel free to make your reservations by using the online tool, calling the park office or simply walking in. We encourage advance reservations.

Online Camping Reservation Tool


Improved Campsites

DeSoto State Park is the place to camp in the great outdoors!  DeSoto State Park features improved & primitive campground, with campsites located in a wooded, mountainous setting. Backpacking Campsites are an option as well.

DeSoto State Park's Improved Campground has a total of 94 full hook-up sites, with 2 comfort stations centrally located that have restrooms, showers, & coin-laundry.  Each site can accommodate any size of large camping units. Tents are also welcome on the back-in sites. Picnic tables & grills are located at each site.

Improved Campground Map


Campground Amenities
50/30 Amp Service, Cable TV, & Wi-fi hotspots at each comfort station (wifi does not reach to every campsite)
All sites with sewer, water, & electric.
All sites average 16 feet by 60 feet deep
Large offsets for slide-outs and picnic tables. Grills on each site.
Two large comfort stations with showers & coin-operated laundry.
Back-In Sites, Pull-Thru Sites, & 'Buddy' Sites available(Specify what type site when making reservation, specific sites are not reserved)

Please make two (2) separate reservations for the buddy sites to ensure both you and your buddy will have a site reserved.

One-time Reservation Fee for all overnight accommodations - $5.00
4 % Resort Fee applied to each night

Two-night minimum on weekends March - November. Three-night minimum on major holidays.
A deposit of one-night's rent plus resort and transaction fees are required to hold a reservation. 

Fees based on 8 persons with a maximum of 8 persons per site. Fees subject to change without notice. 

Make an Online Reservation  


There can be 1 RV & 1 tent on a site, or two tents on a site only.

Cancellation of a reservation has to be within 72 hours of arrival.
Campsites chosen at time of check-in. Check out time: 11:00 AM   Check in time: 2:00 pm
We recommend that reservations for holiday weekends should be made at least 3 months in advance.

Improved Campsite Specific Reservations available in person, or by phone. If you do not choose a specific campsite during your reservation, one will be assigned the day of check-in from the availability list.

When traveling to the park, please be advised that GPS directions are NOT reliable (especially when pulling a large rig). Please see our written driving directions on the webpage Plan Your Trip. *Larger vehicles need to avoid Tutweiler Gap (off of Hwy 117), Wades Gap (Co. Rd. 604), Beasons Gap (off of Co. Rd. 89). Trailers or Rvs also need to avoid County Road 613(road to DeSoto Falls) *If coming from I-59, we advise campers/larger vehicles to use Exits 218 or 222 and utilize AL Hwy 35.

DSP Spook campsite
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Contact us! 

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

Online Camping Reservation Tool


Driving Directions

Check in at DeSoto's Country Store on County Road 89. Store is open 9:00 am-5:00 pm(CST) 7 days a week. If you arrive after hours or on closed days you may stop in the Lodge Front Desk or call 256-845-5380 to register over the phone.

 FREE WiFi Hotspots
*Campground Comfort Stations (does not reach every campsite)
* Lodge Lobby
* Motel Rooms
* Restaurant
* Park Office
* Country Store