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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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Nothing but beauty on top of the mountian. Dont forget about Little River just down the road from here. On your way out stop and see the monuments of the home town group Alabama.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

There were great reviews for this State Beach Park. I didn't come to camp, so I don't know about the camping facilities However I was led to the North Beach area of this HUGE Beach Park by the front gate workers. To say I was in shock was an understatement. First their bathrooms are all closed and in a huge... More 

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Chelsea, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nothing but beauty on top of the mountian. Dont forget about Little River just down the road from here. On your way out stop and see the monuments of the home town group Alabama.

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Mount Ayr, Iowa, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Absolutely stunning site to visit. Great way to spend the day relaxing while visiting the falls. We enjoyed our time there. Worth checking out if you are in the area.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The park is located close to Mentone. There are a lot of shops in Mentone and you should stop in for a visit, if you like arts and small shops. We got directions from the general store inside the park and she was quite helpful with locator tips to get you to the falls. The falls are several mintues out... More 

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband and I have been to DeSoto three times before but never in summer. When keeping grandkids for a week decided to take them to our favorite place in southeast. Stayed in motel room since kids wanted wifi. Room was nice (as usual) and proved very adequate for the four of us. Kids (ages 5 and 8) really enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Atop Lookout Mountain, in Fort Payne Alabama, Desoto State Park is a lovely scenic place to enjoy the outdoors. With the trails and picturesque water falls, it is sure to entice any nature lover.

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Motels, cabins, camping, whatever you want, you can find it here. We chose the motel, but saw beautiful cabins in the park as well. It is just a short drive to many activities and to the town of Fort Payne

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Spanish Fort
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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

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 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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