DeSoto State Park and One World Adventure Company is proud to offer overnight adventure packages for a variety of different groups and a wide range of activities that will fit any wish list. If you’re looking for a family adventure vacation, let us help you have an adventure of a lifetime. Take a look below at all of our different types of adventure & naturalist packages.
DeSoto State Park Family Adventure Packages Includes all equipment and activities for families of 4 members. Additional family members may be added at $60 each. Children must be 9 years old and up. Reservations must be made in advance. For detailed information about activities call 256-634-8370. For reservations call 256-845-5380
Adventure Weekend Package
$723.44 – rate for up to 4 people
Day 1: On the Lake! Self-guided kayaking trip on Little River at Desoto Lake Afternoon Class: 1 1/2 hour Bush Craft Class – your choice of (see list below) Day 2: Rappelling Adventure and guided hike
Accommodations and Amenities: 2 nights (3 days) in a Log Cabin or Chalet Breakfast Saturday Morning Sack Lunches for adventures Adventure Activities as described above Additional person = $110 each (added adventure, breakfast and sack lunch)
*Rock Climbing may replace rappelling for an additional $100/family
Naturalist Weekend Package
$588.44 – rate for up to 4 people
Day 1: 3 hour plant ID walk and 2 hour afternoon water ecology paddle Day 2: Three hour bushcraft lesson (see list below)
Accommodations and Amenities:
2 nights (3 days) in a Log Cabin or Chalet Breakfast Saturday Morning Sack Lunches for adventures Adventure Activities as described above Additional person = $80 each (added adventure, breakfast and sack lunch) Families and groups of up to 4 people or more can add any of the following excursions to your stay! (Must make reservations in advance.)
5 hour rock climbing trip (including travel) $60 per person 7 and up.
3 hour rappelling trip $40 per person
2 hour un-guided paddle up to family of 4 people $45
2 hour guided hike to Desoto Basin $15 per person
Additional Adventure Courses/Classes – for registered guests only Add any of the following classes to your stay with advanced reservations. Children must be 12 and up to participate.
Bushcraft Lessons 1 ½ hour classes $60 per family of 4
Make a Walking Stick: Carve your very own Rafiki stick that will become a useful tool on the trail.
Duct tape water containers: Fun challenge to make a container out of duck tap that does not leak.
Cord Weaving Class: Learn to make survival bracelet and rock sling!
Build a Solar Oven: Lean how to use the power of the sun to cook food items
Tenkara Fishing Rod, Hook and Minnow Traps: Learn how to make a primitive fishing rod, your own hook and a minnow trap from a used water bottle.
Knife safety and feather stick making: Learning to use a knife as a tool is a useful skill. Once you can properly handle a knife you will learn how to make a feather stick and pot hooks to use over a campfire.
Fire Making Class: Learn the different ways to make tinder bundles and light fires using a Ferro rod or also known as a magnesium fire starter as well as flint and steel.
Plant Id Hike – Learn about native and non-native plants of the Southern Appalachians and the many uses of edible plants.
3 hour classes $90 per family of 4 Make Burnt out container: A fun way to learn how to make containers using scrap wood and coals from a fire. You may be good enough to come away with a campfire cup and camping utensils.
Bow Drill Class: Learn how to make and use a primitive bow drill. This skills class is a bushcraft lesson on fire building, tree and plant I.D.
Compass Orienteering: Learn the basics of orientation and navigation with a map and compass.
Cooking on the fire: Learn the best fire to build and ways to make delicious meals over the campfire.
6 hour classes $150 per family of 4 Wilderness survival for families: There are two important things that comes to mind in a survival situation, what you need to do and what you need to know. This is a hands-on component covering core skills and basic bushcraft skills that you need to know. We'll cover knife use and safety, fire lighting by primitive and modern means, the identification of some common edible plants, the selection of quality tools, and making cordage out of plant fibers. Along the way we'll look at survival kits and different tools that can help you come home safe.
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