Nature’s best awaits you at Desoto Resort State Park in Alabama. The rushing waterfalls and brilliant greenery provide a striking backdrop to the best nature has to offer. Alabama’s Little River provides the natural resources to power the waterfalls in this park. During the height of the Great Depression Desoto Resort Park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. This park represents the hard work and determination of the members of the CCC. All of the amenities and offerings of the park can be found online at http://www.alapark.com/DeSotoResort. Staff can be reached to answer any questions at 1-800-ALAPARK.
Visitors can come and lodge in one of the rustic cabins at this fabulous park. The cabins were built in the 1930’s and they still have the cozy feel that the builders intended so long ago. The glowing fireplace in the living room is a perfect place to reflect on the fun-filled activities of the day. While at Desoto Resort State Park, guests have an assortment of activities to choose from during their stay.
Fishing lovers can take advantage of the Weiss Lake. This awesome body of water provides more than 36,000 acres of fishing along the banks of the famous Coosa River. This grand fishing area is located only 20 miles from the park, and there are 426 miles of beautiful shoreline for visitors to enjoy.
Non- experienced golfers will appreciate the 9 hole golf course at this magical park. The layout of the course is short, and it provides a good chance of everyone scoring a hole in one. The golf course is open daily from 9:00am to 5:30pm each day. The Desoto Golf Course is only about 7 miles away from the park entrance.
After a day of exciting activities, good eats are definitely in order. Desoto Resort State Park provides numerous grills and picnic tables throughout the grounds, so a great meal can be prepared and served in no time flat. A modest fee of $1 is charged for use of the picnic areas. Visitors have access to a pool, a volleyball court, and ball fields. There are also several picnic shelters that can be easily reserved for use in the picnic area. While enjoying a picnic, visitors can also send the kids a short distance to a play area. The little tikes can enjoy a wonderful playground while the adults watch from close by. There is no need for boredom for the park’s youngest visitors.
The hiking and biking trails at the park provide a scenic view of the natural landscape of Desoto Resort State Park. Visitors will enjoy the many miles of trails that stretch through the beautiful state of Alabama. It is a chance to witness firsthand why Alabama is called “Alabama the Beautiful.” Visitors can enjoy the variety of hiking trails; the park provides a range of difficulty to accommodate every level of physical activity. The family loop is a great place for the whole family to hike together without exhausting all energy.
In addition, dog lovers can take comfort in knowing their pet is welcome on the trails and the campground. The park does enforce a strict leash policy. Therefore, the dog must stay on a leash at all times. Dogs are not allowed in indoor areas of the park.
A day in this wonderful park is sure to work up a good appetite, and visitors can come into the Historic Mountain Inn Restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal. There are many tasty menu items to feast on in this lovely place. Diners can enjoy a wonderful seafood buffet on Friday nights. A full variety of dinner options are offered during the Saturday night buffet, and a lunch buffet is offered on Sundays. There are plenty of opportunities for the diner to satisfy their appetite.
The time spent in this marvelous natural retreat will surely be memorable. The gift shop has many great items available for purchase. These gifts can be kept as mementos of a wonderful time in Alabama the Beautiful. The affordable prices make it easy to take a keepsake home and take souvenirs for family and friends.
The time spent in Alabama’s Desoto Park is time well spent. Regardless of who you are, there is something to do in this natural paradise.