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DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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  • We were expecting place to pull over and take nature and wildlife photos but the road did not have any. Nature preserve and country store was nice. 
  • A great get away from any part of Tn, Ga, Al, if you love woods flowers and nature this is the place to go for a get away, adore this park over all others in 4 states, cant wait till spring!! 
  • Out far enough to be far, close enough for a day trip. DeSoto State Park is a wonderful place to hike and get a good bite to eat. The views up and down the mountain are incredible also. 
  • Amazing! drove from Atlanta to Alabama to check out this and a few other places out. Its beautiful out there. The waterfalls and valleys are amazing.
  • Chalet was very dirty,, had spider and Cobb webs everywhere. But most of all we were woke up around 3 in the morning with a BAT FLYING AROUND IN IT!!! It was barely missing the top of my head ! I suffer from panic attacks but had been free of them for a long time BUT NOT ANY MORE!! This was my worse nightmare and I WILL NEVER STAY IN DESOTA STATE PARK AGAIN!! Our BFF week was totally ruined and I would. NOT recommend staying inside the park.
  • A true gem of NE Alabama. 44 min from Chattanooga. On Lookout Mountain this park is a Wonderland full of eclectic nooks and crannies from the CCC museum and classic rock work throughout the park to the 104ft. Waterfall, Welsh Caves, Kayak, Rappelling, Bouldering, GREAT BATHROOMS!
  • We stayed here for two nights, to visit family. Had to rent the Dog Chalet, because of my son's dog. Notice on the cabin door shows, $122 dollars per night, however I was charged $185. The cabin is not fit for humans to sleep in. The floor was scratched and furniture should be at the garbage dump. Cabin was as clean as it could be! If you are staying in the Dog Chalet, you should not be charged more money. I called the restaurant on Saturday morning to place a take out order for pancakes. We were told, they only have the breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday. No problem, I will drive out and pick up two plates. Buffet was terrible, while waiting on eggs, I noticed another customer was eating pancakes. I asked if I could place an order for pancakes. The cashier said it would be extra. Ok! I don't mind paying for pancakes. She asked the lady bringing out the eggs for buffet and she was very rude and said, No we only have breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday. The two cashiers was very nice and embarrassed. So I paid $20. for two breakfast buffet, that I would not feed to a dog. I guess if you stay in the Dog Chalet, you get treated like a dog! I have rented Chalets before. I will sleep in my car before I will pay to stay here and I can assure you, I will not eat at the restaurant.
  • We visited there in the late 1990s, twice and want to go back.. I think it's a beautiful area and our money stays in our state.
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