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De Soto 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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Must See If You Are Close By

Absolutely take time to enjoy this epitome of Utopia Alabama style!! Hiking, camping , canoeing,kayaking, explore all the grandeur that is sweet home home Alabama right here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Fort Payne, Alabama
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Fort Payne, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Absolutely take time to enjoy this epitome of Utopia Alabama style!! Hiking, camping , canoeing,kayaking, explore all the grandeur that is sweet home home Alabama right here !! Waterfallss did I mention the waterfalsssssssss . Enjoy all this and more throughout the area.

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Marietta, Georgia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My hubby and I spend a fun (but cold) day here exploring the park. They were doing controlled burns and so some of the backcountry areas were not available. But we could still got to see the highlights. The dog loved it too!

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Georgiana, Alabama
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

First, I have submitted a correction because I had a hard time finding this listing since it should be "DeSoto" (one word). Anyway, our family make a brief visit to the park in January while passing through Fort Payne. It was breathtaking! The nearby DeSoto Falls were amazing. The store and bathrooms at the park were very clean and appealing.... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We spent a day hiking in De Soto State Park on a rare mild day in January and found it to be a great place. We hiked several of trails and found them very well marked and easy to follow. One of our trails took us through the improved campground and we discovered level, gravel sites that would work for... More 

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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I got some really good waterfall pics. Several good locations to put a tripod so you can slow down that shutter speed to get the right look. The lake has some beautiful across the lake shots with the mountain Laurel when in bloom. I went in May 2014 and between the Mountain Laurel and the dogwood blooms it was stunning.

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Fort Payne, Alabama
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Love nature - here's your place. Theyve updated the campground a yr or two back. Nice St park. I've lived in the area for 20 yrs and still enjoy the sights in the area

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Mobile, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

love the rustic the cliff is right there the river my favorite sopts are playing on rocks the wonderful i really do enjoy i been like said i hike all over the place its usaully very cool real cold not bitter cold we keep a fire in the fire place love it my only is the bathroom shared

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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Enjoy the beauty of the park. Staff was friendly and helpful. However dining/lodge needs help. Breakfast was very good, however diner was lacking in main course only good thing was salad bar and bake potatoes. Catfish nuggets not warm and just fried skin with little meat. Better quality control is needed.

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Wilmer, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Rv camping. Sites are not too close together. Wooded. Firepits. Very clean, nice bath house. End of october fall leaves spectacular! Waterfalls and trails are lovely. Range from very easy to difficult. Desoto falls makes a beautiful photo. Ate in the park...the catfish is wonderful. The ruebin and sweet tater fries very good. My son had burger and fries. He... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The folks at registration were super nice and very helpful. We stayed in the dog-friendly chalet and the dog-friendly cabin. No pet odors at all! They were both very nice. Chalet has ample kitchen whereas the cabin's is small. Nice TVs in both. Both were very quiet and we slept soundly. Mattresses in chalet were more comfortable. Both were very... More 

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