DeSoto Resort State Park

     


Fort Payne, Alabama
Phone: (256) 845-5075

Sites: 137
Recent Rate: $32 10/2014


Latitude: 34.3509654444918
Longitude: -85.6803560256958

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 53
  • Good 16
  • Average 1
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 0

72 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

budolemiss

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This park would have received a 10 if our site had been level. If you are 35 ft or longer I suggest you reserve a pull-through site. We had a back in that looked level but we were never able to get our 35 ft MH leveled. Also you are not assigned a site. Upon arrival you go select an available site. Excellent cable with plenty of TV channel selections. No internet service. The sites are good sized and are not crowded. There is a lot to see and do. Mentone is a lovely little town to visit. I would not recommend eating at the Lodge. Mediocre food and bad service. The falls and and the canyon overlooks are very scenic. We camped at DeSoto Resort State Park in a Motorhome.

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winnie1

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites were well spaced with brush between sites. There was a locked gate with code just for the campground. Several sites were very unlevel causing all weight to be on jacks and tires were not even touching the ground. They are in the process of installing Wi-Fi in the campground. You can go to the camp store and use theirs. We camped at DeSoto Resort State Park in a Motorhome.

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4lacampers

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here in a 5th wheel for four nights. The campground is very clean, beautiful, quiet, and comfortable. We had a pull through, but the back in sites provided a more secluded camp site. It's a little bit of walk to the bathhouse, but an added bonus was it had 2 washers and dryers. There was very little phone signal but the WiFi at the campstore worked beautifully. This would be a great campground to see the fall leaves. I would love to return here again. We camped at DeSoto Resort State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bird-Freak

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place as always. We come to this park 2 or 3 times a year. Lodge has great food at reasonable prices but I was not crazy about their seafood buffet for the price. Rocks at entrance are no problem at all but seem to scare some folks. Easy access to park and sites. great staff and the rangers do talks and things on the weekends. Lots to see and do in the area. After reading some post here about simple little problems they see you have to realize this is not a high end rv resort, it is however one of the best state parks we have ever visited. We camped at DeSoto Resort State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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ctcbama

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Enjoyed our stay at Desoto. We like the trails and the little river canyon area is always a treat. Its almost like a uncommercialized Gatlinburg. Try the Ice Cream shop on the corner. You can't miss it. Staff at campground was friendly and helpful when needed. Sites were large enough for our 5th wheel. I would have given it a ten but the roads once you turn by the big rock can get a little snaky and the edges need some grade work so the drop offs are not so extreme. Once you get in the campground there is plenty of room. We will camp here again. We camped at DeSoto Resort State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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bsb814

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for a night. The park is located on top of Lookout Mountain. The access involves a steep climb up a state highway and then along a narrow, windy county road with short steep grades. For the longer motor homes (like our 40’), there is a sharp 90 degree “S” as you approach the park which makes it difficult to stay in the lane of travel. There are large rocks on each corner of the “S” curve and a slight down grade so there is no visibility through the corners. Good luck if you’re driving a long RV. Once you reach the office/camp store, there is very little parking for larger RV’s. Then there is yet another climb on a windy paved road to reach the campground. The interior roads and sites are paved. The roads & sites were narrow. The pull through sites were just long enough for our coach with the toad attached. This is another location that doesn’t understand the importance of a level site and that sewer doesn’t flow up hill. The parking sites had a slight slope so we were able to level using our automatic air levelers. They have full hook ups – water, electricity (50 AMP), & sewer connections that were towards the rear of our site. They had an outside table and a fire pit. Part of the park is covered with trees and another portion is open to the sky. The trees encroach on some of the sites. Opening slides was easy in the site without tree encroachment. Some sites offer a view of the southern sky to get satellite reception so be sure to ask for a satellite friendly site at check in. Our Verizon hotspot reception was good. No designated pet area but there was sufficient distance along the park roads to walk dogs. There were no bag dispensers around the park to pick up waste and the only garbage collection point was the dumpster at the entry to the campground. For being in a hazardous/severe weather area, there was no underground storm shelter. The bathhouses were recommended as shelters because they are more “substantial” than camping units. Be sure to ask for senior discount if you qualify. Would not recommend this park for long RV’s. We camped at DeSoto Resort State Park in a Motorhome.

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BobatRetama

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We agree with the good reviews . Our check in was handled very efficiently We had reservations. We were given a handout with local attractions and a good map of the hikes in the park. We took several nice hikes that started right from the campground. Our site was in the newest area and was a long wide, level, fully paved pull through. The cost included excellent CATV. Many sites like ours could even receive SAT (until the leaves grow back). WiFi was not available. We used our Verizon 4G MiFi. Our site had a raised sewer connection which would have made getting a complete dump difficult. Other sites had lower sewer connections. We could not find where to recycle our aluminum cans. The State Park is located up a 1-2 mile hill and is away from road noise. The eight mile drive from I-40 was well worth it. We'll be back. We camped at DeSoto Resort State Park in a Motorhome.

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Sweeney26

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

I can't say enough about this RV park. My wife and I stayed here the first week of October, 2013 in our 37' RV. While you are not able to reserve a specific site (first come basis), we did not have any difficulty finding a great site! Lots of shade trees, very clean restrooms and showers, and lots in the area to do! We had deer visit our site nearly every morning, and there are plenty of hiking trails in the area. We love this place and have already booked a return trip next year. We camped at DeSoto Resort State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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phillipsnblu

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of our most favorite campgrounds in Alabama. It has always been a quiet park, even when full. The park rangers patrol it regularly. They don't reserve specific sites, but can reserve a back-in or a pull-through. The swimming pool, tennis courts, lodge, etc is in a different section of the park. There are numerous trails that run through the park and in the fall are beautiful. The sites are spaced so that no one is on top of each. It is well worth the visit and easy to get into and out of. We camped at DeSoto Resort State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Banker bill

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed for a night going North in a big rig. Found it to be a great stop. Level site, all utilities, easy to use, clean. Off the interstate about 5 miles but worth the time. Up a mountain and in a good camping area. Did not use all they offered but what I saw looked very nice. We camped at DeSoto Resort State Park in a Motorhome.

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shellqueen

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

What a special place to stay for a few days to enjoy the peace this park offers. Our site was huge, well shaded, and had lots of room. 50 amp power worked great and cable television was an added bonus for a state park. Bathrooms were modern and spotless. Be sure to explore the area and enjoy the many hiking trails. We camped at DeSoto Resort State Park in a Motorhome.

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User294

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Desoto State Park campground is a beautiful, well-maintained campground in a hilly, wooded setting. Sites are spacious & have at least partial shade. The bath houses were rebuilt about 5 years ago & are centrally located within the 2 loops. They are very clean & well-designed. There is also a laundry in each bath house. There are several walking trails leading from the campground, as well as numerous other trails within the park. Each site has sewer & cable. WiFi is very weak unless you are near the campground store. The campground is about 15 minutes from Desoto Falls in one direction and Little River Canyon in the opposite direction. We enjoyed our stay very much. We camped at DeSoto Resort State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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DD Rolling Ranch

Review Count: 91
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful campground and staff! AT&T cell service was spotty. Wi-Fi is available at the office. We camped at DeSoto Resort State Park in a Motorhome.

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cwooz

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Without a doubt, the best park we have been to. VERY well kept, excellent staff, roomy sites,.....literally don't have a bad thing to say about this place. Lots of downed trees from the tornado that can be gathered for firewood if you don't mind doing that kind of thing. Very clean facilities to include bathrooms and nice, hot showers. Accidentally left my Dutch oven tri-pod there when we left and a staff member took the time and his own money to send it back to me. A very good place. We will be back, for sure. We camped at DeSoto Resort State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Cards Fan

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

The overall park is very nice and the park attendants were extremely friendly and helpful. The campground setting is nice but not exceptional. However, the CG has obviously been completely renovated and is great condition and well maintained. The sites are well spaced and every site has all the hookups, including cable TV. There is a whole area dedicated to pull throughs (not a lot of shade in this area, however). There are only two restrooms for the whole CG, but these are brand new and very nice, complete with showers. Also, nice trails in this mountain top park. The Azalea Cascade boardwalk is a real nice place to just hang out for a little while. We camped at DeSoto Resort State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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