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Old 10-10-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Desoto State Park

We just came back from a super camping trip to Desoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama. Great sites, great water falls all around, beautiful fall leaves..
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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Looks nice..are all the spots paved, looks like you had a full hookup spot? Looks like a spot we might try next season. We live up the road near Smyrna, TN os this one wouldn't be that far. Going to Chattanooga tomorrow for four nights at Raccoon Mountain.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:15 PM   #3
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Been looking into the AL SP areas, looks very nice...tempting
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:07 PM   #4
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Desoto State Park

All the sites are not paved, some have crushed gravel, but all do have full hook-ups..the pull thru sites are numerous and very easy to get in and out of..the cable TV is outstanding...the waterfalls and local sites are also great..we plan to return there next year for some volunter work..
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we went to DeSoto last year, we plan to go back.
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Desoto is a great park. We have camped there for the past two years now. Coming from the north if your pulling a trailer do not go as GPS's will tell you. Stay on I75 till exit 218, Hwy 35. Much better/easier drive to the park.

Late summer some of the falls will be dry. Hiking trails are nice and some are good for bikes. Watch the "Orange" and "Red" trails. They cross and it can be difficult to tell which mark is for which trail. Our 1 mile short hike turned into a 4 mile long hike this summer.

They do have full hook-ups and free wifi at the park store. Talking about adding wifi to the whole park sometime soon.
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We just came back from a super camping trip to Desoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama. Great sites, great water falls all around, beautiful fall leaves..
So that's what fall looks like. It's still summer here (today was 100*).
Great pictures! I would love to visit there someday because it looks beautiful and peaceful.
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Desoto is a great park. We have camped there for the past two years now. Coming from the north if your pulling a trailer do not go as GPS's will tell you. Stay on I75 till exit 218, Hwy 35. Much better/easier drive to the park..
That should be I59 till exit 218, sorry...
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At Desoto Canyon the National Park Service have built a very nice educational facility along with showing a really very interesting video of the area and its history...The State Park is one of the best we have ever visited, getting in the pull thru sites are a breeze and the rangers are the best around...We plan to go back over an volunteer as Host during our next stay..
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So that's what fall looks like. It's still summer here (today was 100*).
Great pictures! I would love to visit there someday because it looks beautiful and peaceful.
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Thanks for sharing more informaiton. Just based on your pictures if I weren't already an RVer I would become one just for the view. This place is on my to-do list.
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