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DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne

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DeSoto State Park is a public recreation area located on Lookout Mountain 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Fort Payne, Alabama. The state park covers 3,502 acres (1,417 ha) of forest, rivers, waterfalls, and mountain terrain. It borders the Little River, which flows into the nearby Little River Canyon National Preserve. The 104-foot-tall (32 m) DeSoto Falls, the state's highest waterfall, is found in a separate part of the park 6 miles (9.7 km) north of the main park.
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  • We camped here for 3 nights and had a super time. The hiking and waterfalls were good to do and see. The area also has many things to see. We had to evacuate to the bath house in the middle of the...  more »
  • Good place to go be out in nature. Several hiking trails, few falls, lodges, ziplining camping etc. Trails may be wet or muddy in spots if recently rained.  more »
  • Beautiful park and plenty of choices for activities with friends and family. We stayed at the motel and the room was large and clean. The only issue was the restaurant: not much choice, not very tasty, and they do not really offer what is said in the menu that you can find in any room. In any case, great experience ! I will come back 👍
  • We camped at the primitive campgrounds over the fourth of July weekend. We loved Desoto State Park! During our stay we visited Desoto Falls, swam at Little River Canyon, hiked a few trails, and enjoyed our campsite. They have all kinds of other activities and places to see in the park and surrounding area. Great place for families to enjoy the outdoors.

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