A place to stay:
Desoto State Park is located on Lookout Mountain in Northeastern Alabama. The park features cabins, a lodge, primitive campsites, and an awesome RV campground with large shady pads, fire rings, and full hookups (water/electric/sewer). Because the park’s RV sites feature sewer hookups at a reasonable price, this is one of our favorite campgrounds for extended stays. Be prepared for some creative RV leveling, and watch out for ants. The campground and some paths are great for bikes, but I’d keep the kids off the main road. Temperatures tend to be a little cooler up on the mountain. One of the reasons we picked this park for the end of June.
Things to do:
Desoto State Park’s terrain is very mountainous and rugged with large rock outcrops, but the trails are well maintained and easily accessed for hiking and mountain biking. One of the trails is a raised boardwalk, accessible to virtually everyone. The park also has a swimming pool, tennis courts, a camp store, nature center, playground (with volleyball court), and plenty of organized activities including outdoor movies in the campground.
Holidays and other special occasions seem to be celebrated in a big way at the Desoto campground. We have enjoyed multiple Halloween and Independence Day festivities at this park. everyone. camp,
Holidays and other special occasions seem to be celebrated in a big way at the Desoto campground. We have enjoyed multiple Halloween and Independence Day festivities at this park.
Desoto regularly hosts “campfire Talks,” and interpretive series that is always interesting and educational. The evening of Friday, June 22, there will be a program about spiders. The subject shifts to snakes for the following evening.
Desoto State Park is a great place to begin a beautiful …