31st Annual Wildflower Saturday
31st Annual Wildflower Saturday 2023
Weekend of Friday, May 5th & Saturday 6th, 2023
Wildflower Saturday is an annual event held in DeSoto State Park atop Lookout Mountain in Fort Payne, Alabama, always the first Saturday of May
Springtime at DeSoto State Park is truly beautiful, with wildflowers & trees blooming around every corner. Join DeSoto State Park staff & guest speakers for a wonderful weekend of learning about the many species of blooming plants found on Lookout Mountain. Choose to stay the whole weekend, or just come for the day to enjoy the hikes and programs.
Weekend starts off with a welcome social and guest speaker program on Friday night, a day full of hikes to choose from and a guest speaker on Saturday night.
Schedule at a glance:
Friday, May 5th~
6:00-7:15-Welcome Social & presentation at CCC Pavilion in Picnic Area
Saturday, May 6th~
7:00 am-DeSoto’s Mountain Inn Restaurant begins serving breakfast buffet
9:00 am-Hikes start at DeSoto’s Country Store (3 hikes heading out)
11:30 am-DeSoto’s Mountain Inn Restaurant begins serving lunch
1:00 pm-Hikes start at DeSoto’s Country Store (3 hikes heading out)
3:00 pm-Hikes start at DeSoto’s Country Store (3 hikes heading out)
5:00 pm-DeSoto’s Mountain Inn Restaurant begins serving dinner buffet
7:15 pm-Presentation at CCC Pavilion in Picnic Area
Fee: Free & Open to everyone. No pre-registration required. We do ask that groups over 10 please RSVP to help us make everyone’s wildflower experience better!
Saturday Hikes: DeSoto’s trails can vary from fairly flat terrain to slightly steep inclines & rocky ground. Each hike is marked for its difficulty level. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear & bring along water & snacks along on the hikes. Throughout the course of the day you will be able to choose from 3 separate hikes during the day, each hike with different leaders.