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“Campground Beats All Others!”

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DeSoto State Park Lodge & Cabins
Lenoir City, TN
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142 reviews
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“Campground Beats All Others!”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

This campground is the best of all worlds. The sites are huge, far apart, clean, level, quiet, and surrounded by beautiful scenery. It rained buckets while we were there and we didn't have any mud problems anywhere in the campground. Something practically unknown for a state park - they have full hookups. And by full hookups I mean electric, water, sewer AND cable. Reservations can be made in advance, and the nightly rate is cheap for what you get in return. There are numerous activities in the park but the best is any hike to one of the many waterfalls. The park has even incorporated a GPS geocaching game by giving you the coordinates for a number of sites to find and, once found, result in you receiving a certificate of completion of the game. If you tire of cooking at your campsite it is not a long drive to the Wildflower Cafe in Meltone, Alabama (tomato pie) or to the Canyon Grill in Rising Fawn, Georgia (one of the state's top 10 restaurants). Enjoy!

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

My husband and I stayed recently and found the views to be beautiful. We stayed in the motel since that was all they had last mintue. We loved it! Flat screen tv and microwave in the room. Cute little balcony which over looked the stream that however didn't seem to have any flowing water. However, the lady was honest and said it probably wouldn't at this time of year. Ate at the Lodge, very good and reasonably priced. Catfish, hushpuppies, slaw and fries for 8.95. Breakfast on Sunday was strictly buffer style. We will definately return! VERY FRIENDLY PEOPLE!

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Reviewed August 15, 2012

I love Desoto State Park! We were in the process of buying some land in Ft Payne so have been making a few trips up and back and more to come.
We stayed at the Lodge this last time and was so glad we did. Weekend nights for a King non-smoking was $79.00. Room was HUGE. Very clean. Bathrooms adequate. Great water pressure.

Each room has a sitting area out back with two rocking chairs to sit and watch the bubbling stream...oh wait...that stream is only good during wet season....we saw a few trickles....we didn't care, we loved sitting back there.

It's right by the restaurant which I believe I reviewed the last time we were up. Very convienent.

As we'll be making a few more trips back and forth I'm sure we'll try the cabins and chalets soon also.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about DeSoto State Park Lodge & Cabins

Property: DeSoto State Park Lodge & Cabins
Address: 1299 Blalock Dr NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967-7915
Location: United States > Alabama > Fort Payne
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Fort Payne
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 3,502-acre park provides lodging facilities including: Mountain Chalets, Log and Rustic Cabins, Motel Rooms, and an Improved Campground with 94 full-hookup tent and RV sites. For the more adventurous, there are also Primitive Camping sites for tents as well as 2 backcountry campsites with shelters. No matter what type of lodging you might prefer or have need of, we have it! DeSoto State Park is conveniently located only 8 miles northeast of Fort Payne, Alabama; and DeSoto Falls - also part of DeSoto State Park - is located about 7 miles north of the park heading towards Mentone, Alabama. ... more   less 

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