Desoto State Park is situated atop beautiful Lookout Mountain eight miles northeast of Fort Payne in Northeast Alabama.
This 3,502-acre park provides lodging facilities including mountain chalets, log and rustic cabins, motel rooms and a 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.
Amenities include the original Lodge built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the mid-1930s, a restaurant, 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, more than 25 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails and an ADA-accessible boardwalk trail. Activities in and around DeSoto State Park include kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking, cycling, rappeling, bouldering, picniking, wildflower expeditions, and birding.