DeSoto State Park is located atop Lookout Mountain and ranges over 5,067 acres along Little River. Because of it’s location near Little River Canyon (and surrounding climbing areas) DeSoto is a great place to set up camp. DeSoto is by no means a “climbing destination.” There is a small guide to some of the bouldering found within the main areas of the park (other boulders are scattered and hidden throughout the area), but most of the climbing within DeSoto is found near DeSoto Falls.
There is primitive camping available (with access to showers in the RV campground). As well as cabins, chalets, and motel accommodations. The park restaurant is really good, but a bit on the expensive side—if you can catch the buffet night go for it! Most of your basic supplies can be found down the mountain in Fort Payne (it’s littered with dollar general stores). Also, Ft. Payne has finally gone wet! That’s right you can finally purchase alcohol in this quaint little town that boasts to be “the sock capital of the world.” (Alcohol is prohibited in all State and National parks).
1-800-568-8840 or 256-845-5380
Climbers must sign a release waiver to climb in any Alabama State Parks.