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“Great tent camping on Lookout Mountain” 5 of 5 stars
Review of De Soto State Park

De Soto State Park
7104 DeSoto Parkway Northeast, Fort Payne, AL 35967
+1 256-845-0051
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: 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.
Alabama gulf coast
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“Great tent camping on Lookout Mountain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2005

Just spent 4 nights at De Soto State Park in Mentone, Alabama. We tent camped in the primative area, which has 2 outhouses, 1 shared water source, and a pavillion with picnic tables and a fireplace. We stayed at site 8, which is a little bit away from the rest of the sites. There are some nice sites on the "brow" with a bit of a view from the top of Lookout Mountain, but these sites are a little small. The one thing that most of the tent sites lack is a picnic table.The primative area itself is down the road about a mile from the Ranger Station and park store, and about a 1/2 mile from the showers and a flush toilet. The primative campground has a locked gate and they give you a key when you register. Its really nice and private. There are ALOT of deer in the area. De Soto Falls is 5 miles or so from the campground, and is really awesome. Ft. Payne is the closest big town ( 10 mi), Mentone is a nice arts and crafts type town with 2 gas stations, several restaurants, and a couple of B&B's. No fast foods, no Wal-Mart, just mom and pop. Chattanooga is 35 mi. north on U.S. 11 (scenic!), or I- 59. Also there's a flea market at I-59 exit 231 I think (Mentone exit). Great place to go relax and get away from it all.

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