DeSoto State Park

DeSoto State Park is a recreation area on the outskirts of Fort Payne, Alabama. The park is made up of roughly 3,500 acres of forest, rivers, waterfalls, and mountain terrain. Home to the state’s second highest waterfall, the 104 foot DeSoto Falls is at the heart of our areas striking natural beauty.

With kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, biking, cycling, rappelling, bouldering, picnicking, wildflower expeditions, camping and swimming, we literally have it all! Offering Mountain Chalets, Log and Rustic Cabins, Motel Rooms, and an Improved Campground with 94 full-hookup tent and RV sites visitors are able to stay and play as long as you want.

In this delightfully forested hub you’ll find a full restaurant boasting canyon views, meeting rooms, pavilions, picnic area with playground, olympic-size swimming pool (seasonal), a nature center featuring interpretive programs and live animals, a Civilian Conservation Corps museum, and more than 25 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails.

Take the opportunity to commune with nature in DeSoto State Park, offering overnight accommodations such as rustic cabins, modern chalets, campgrounds and motel rooms. Some units are handicap accessible. A No pet policy applies. Hiking and Biking trails, swimming pool, playground and picnic area are just part of what awaits you in this park. Voted as one of America’s top 10 state parks by Camping Life Magazine in their April 2006 issue! View majestic scenery, waterfalls and canyons. Walk the 1,000-ft. Azalea Cascades Boardwalk Trail. Check out our weekend interpretive programs and guided hikes we have planned all throughout the summer and fall seasons. All programs are free to the public and guests of the park.


7104 DeSoto Parkway NE
Fort Payne, Alabama 35967

Desoto State Park


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