DeSoto State Park is the place to camp in the great outdoors! DeSoto State Park features Improved & Primitive campgrounds, with campsites located in a wooded, mountainous setting. Backpacking Campsites are an option as well.
DeSoto State Park's Primitive Campground is comprised of 18 individual wooded campsites, a wall tent site, camping cabin, and 3 large group sites. (Wall tent site, camping cabin, & group sites must be reserved separately)
Each individual campsite has a fire ring and enough room for two tents. A vaulted toilet, picnic tables, grills, trashcans, a picnic shelter, and a water faucet are centrally located in the campground. Campers are allowed access to the Improved Campground (approx. 1 mile away) to use comfort stations showers, flush toilets & laundry rooms.
The primitive area is secured by a padlocked gate; a key to 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. The access to the primitive campground is a gravel road. Parking is a short distance from each site, & most sites are considered walk-ins. Campsites are chosen by the individual at the time of check-in.
$15.00 per night*
For up to 8 people with only 2 tents allowed per primitive campsite.
*Prices do 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.
Campsite chosen at time of check-in. Check out time: 11:00 AM
We recommend that reservations for holiday weekends should be made at least 3 months in advance.
Campsites are on a “first-come, first-serve” basis. Check out time: 11:00 AM
Group sites available for large groups only, by reservations only. Group rates are for scout groups, church groups, school group, etc.
Open-air or tent camping only-No pop-ups or camper shells allowed.
Campsites chosen at time of check-in. Please note tents must be within 20 feet of the fire pit on site.
Check in at DeSoto's Country Store on County Road 89. Note for primitive campground guests:If the store is closed or it is after-store hours, stop in at DeSoto State Park’s Lodge to register.
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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*Campground Comfort Stations
* Lodge Lobby
* Motel Rooms
* Park Office
* Country Store