**PLEASE NOTE: The Country Store will be CLOSED on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the months of December, January, and February. The Store will be open during normal operating hours Thursday-Monday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Check-ins and Reservations for the Campground will be handled by the Lodge on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.**

Whether you are trying re-live your days at summer camp or take a little of the “rough” out of roughing it, DeSoto State Park’s Wall Tent Primitive Campsite might be what you’re looking for.

Site is located in the Primitive Campground.

The 12 foot by 10 foot Diamond Brand Wall Tent is set atop a 20 foot long wooden deck.  Bring your own air mattress or sleeping pad.  The campsite has a small, two-vehicle parking area, ground grill/fire ring and a small picnic table. A vaulted toilet, picnic tables, trashcans, picnic shelter, and a water faucet are centrally located in the campground. Campers are allowed access to the Improved Campground (roughly 1 mile away) to use comfort stations & showers.

Primitive Campground Map(PDF file)

$19.00 per night
For up to 4 people, no extra tents or hammocks allowed
•    Prices do not include 13% Lodging Tax 
•    One-time Convenience Fee for all overnight accommodations - $4.50
•    3.50% 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 out time: 11:00 AM
We recommend that reservations for holiday weekends should be made at least 3 months in advance.

Turn-Key Package – additional $20 for the length of your stay:
We can provide you with essential camping equipment-

•    Coleman two-burner stove – you provide your own 1 lb. propane bottle
•    Propane Lantern – you provide your own 1 lb. propane bottle
•    Coleman Cook Set – 10 inch frying pan, 10 inch pot, 7 inch pot, with lids
•    Serving/Cooking spoons
•    5 gallon water container
•    Up to 4 camp chairs
•    60 quart cooler
•    Up to 4 Sleeping pads
•    2 pair binoculars
•    Nature and Camping guides
•    UNO card game & playing cards

Please wash pots & utensils and empty water container before returning

We suggest you bring your own sleeping essentials: sleeping bag, pillow and air mattress.  We also suggest you bring your own water or you can use community water spigot about 200 yards away in Primitive Campground.
Vaulted toilet located in primitive campground about 200 yards away.
Pets are welcome but must remain on leash at all times (State Park Regulation 220.-5-.05)

This project was completed as a partnership between DeSoto State Park and the Boy Scouts of America.  Christian Curry of Fischer, Alabama, Troop 75 fulfilled the projected as part of his Eagle Rank (2016).

CAMPING REGISTRATION: Check in at DeSoto's Country Store. (open 7 days a week, 9-5 CST) If you arrive after hours you may stop in the Lodge Front Desk or call 256-845-0051 to register.

Make an Online Reservation 

 DeSoto State Park Rate Sheet

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

Alabama State Park Gift Cards are Available!


2016-04-16 - Wall Tent DeSoto State Park