DeSoto State Park Independence Day Celebration

DeSoto State Park’s Annual Independence Day events atop Lookout Mountain This annual event is fun for both children & adults! Celebrate Independence Day and enjoy good ol’ fashioned fun at DeSoto State Park. Participate in the flag making contest, sit back & enjoy DeSoto’s parade, & eat home-made ice cream at the annual ice cream social. : Free to the Public; Great for all ages!

Flag-Making Contest
Make your own homemade flag to be judged in this fun contest. All ages are welcome to participate. Materials & flag-making rules will be available at the campground pavilion in the Improved Campground starting July 3rd. Flags MUST be turned in no later than 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 6th to be judged. (Turn in flags at DeSoto’s Nature Center) Examples of flags from year’s past can be seen at the Nature Center. Free to participate and open to all ages!

Splish & Splash Pool Party
Join the fun at our 7th Annual Splish & Splash Pool Party! Cool off in our Olympic-size pool, play pool games, eat home-made ice cream, & enter for door prizes!
$1.00 per person-admission fee.  Friday, July 5, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Independence Day Parade
This annual event is fun for both children & adults! Decorate your vehicle to show your spirit! Parade will start at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Begins at DeSoto’s Park Headquarters & ends in DeSoto’s Improved Campground in time for the Ice Cream Social. If you wish to ride along, meet at DeSoto’s Park Headquarters at 2:30 pm. We would love to have you join us in celebrating our Country’s Independence Day! Free to participate!

Ice Cream Social
Social starts at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 6th, located at the Campground Pavilion in DeSoto’s Improved Campground. Sit around & relax, eat home-made ice cream, & meet your fellow guests at DeSoto State Park. Flag-Making Contest winners will be announced at the Ice Cream Social.  You are welcome to bring your own favorite homemade ice cream recipe or other desserts to share with your fellow guests.  Bring your own comfortable camp chair as seating is limited. Free to participate, & open to everyone! Campground gate will be open for you.


DeSoto State Park


DeSoto State Park Headquarters
7104 DeSoto Parkway NE
Fort Payne, AL 35967


July 5 – 6, 2019


Time Varies – Check Events Listed


Open to the Public and Free



Bring your own comfortable camp chair as seating is limited. Free & open to everyone!