Whether a nature hobbyist, outdoor enthusiast, or sporting fanatic.
Whether a nature hobbyist, outdoor enthusiast, or sporting fanatic - DeSoto State Park has plenty to do to keep you pleasantly entertained. Kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking, cycling, rappelling, bouldering, picnicking, wildflower expeditions, and just plain ole' exploring nature - we literally have it all! We cater to individuals, families, and small to large groups of all kinds.
Other amenities include 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, and more than 25 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails; we even have an ADA-accessible boardwalk trail dedicated to Talmadge Butler, a former park superintendent.
For us, it’s just about making memories. We’ve been coming here for over 6 years and we can tell you something special about every visit we’ve been here. When we come here, we’re so relaxed in these amazing cottages and camping in the surround areas. At the Cottages of Mentone, you are going to see right away the details all around you to make your stay as amazing as possible, and adventurous as you want.~ Peter S., Huntsville, AL