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DeSoto State Park

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Address: 7104 DeSoto Parkway Northeast, Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone Number: +1 256-845-0051
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: In the rustic tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC...
In the rustic tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), mountainous Desoto State Park is accented by many rushing waterfalls and fragrant wildflowers. The park was developed by the CCC in the late 1930s and the atmosphere of the CCC enhances many areas, including a Lodge, restaurant, and Cabins.
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Quiet, Relaxing , Beautiful State Park!

My visit to DeSoto State Park was very relaxing! It was great to walk down to the falls and the color in Autum was spectacular! Nature is everywhere. We especially enjoyed a slow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Spanish Fort
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My visit to DeSoto State Park was very relaxing! It was great to walk down to the falls and the color in Autum was spectacular! Nature is everywhere. We especially enjoyed a slow quiet ride around the mountain where we saw a real Cougar crossing the road! There is a comfortable hotel and a great place to eat also. Worth... More 

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Trion, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We've been here several times. Always beautiful and peaceful. They have canoe rental and a few picnic tables.

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

we tied this spot into our walls of jerico hike. its okay for what it is but eh there are much better places to visit i wouldnt go out of my way again to see it again

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Birmingham, Alabama
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Love it all the time ,FAMILY FUN, nice buffet in the park area, pool, recreation, trails, views. Close to shopping and Mentone

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B'ham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Desoto Falls is beautiful, BUT you can't see it well or get to it at all. They need to make a trail or road or stairs to get a better view and even jump in to swim. The campground was VERY expensive. Not worth the gas to go out of your way. Little River Canyon is much better.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My kids (8 and 11) and I camped here for 2 nights. The rv area is nice, but the primitive camping area did not suit my needs. For one, it is totally isolated from the RV area. The primitive area has a pit toilet that was unusable due to the smell. You are allowed access to the toilets and showers... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stayed in a pet friendly chalet and loved it! The chalets are set back from the road in a private setting with alot of room to walk the dogs in the yard or on trails. The chalet itself was nice 1 bedroom with a double bed and a loft area with 2 twin beds, small kitchen setup with full... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My husband and I drove to the state park from New Orleans. It was our 1st time there. I would say get there early for registration. Things can close earlier than scheduled. The campsite was great. (FYI Duck into the bathroom for some a/c.) Alana at the registration desk was amazing!! Very informative and charming. Waterfalls are seasonal so the... More 

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The hike down is for those who are mobile... But it is worth a visit to see these magnificent falls. They even have canoes for rent. It is a beautiful park, with nice trails, some boardwalk type of trails.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Beautiful scenery and well maintained roads. Traveled through the park on our way north. Make sure to spend time here.

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Additional Information about DeSoto State Park

Address: 7104 DeSoto Parkway Northeast, Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone Number: +1 256-845-0051
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fort Payne
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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