Events In & Around DeSoto State Park

DeSoto State Park and park partners like Little River Canyon National Preserve, Jacksonville State University Field School, One World Adventure Company, Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Russell Cave National Monument, Seven Pines Survival and more, team up to bring you many fun events throughout the year.

Campfire Talks, Classes, Demonstrations, Guided Interpretive or Fitness Hikes, Tours, Outdoor Adventures, Workshops......topics covering art, science, nature, and much more!

DeSoto State Park also adds community events such as classes, festivals, workshops, local craft shows, etc to our calendar so that we can help our guests and visitors make their visit to Lookout Mountain, Alabama even more memorable.

 

There are 4 ways you can get current info on DeSoto State Park’s events:
1. See Alabama State Park's Website, www.Alapark.com/events
2. See DSP’s Facebook Page (You do not have to be a member on Facebook to see page)
3. Latest Calendar of Events(PDF file)    We are constantly updating this list.
4. Subscribe to DSP’s Email Event List When you subscribe to the mailing list, you will receive a weekly newsletter on current events and programs in the DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon area.
(Past newsletters)
Please note that your email will NOT be shared with any other source - this is for our friends interested in DeSoto State Park programs and events only. You can unsubscribe anytime.
And of course, you can always contact us for any information you may need.


Contact Info:
Brittney M. Hughes
Park Naturalist at DeSoto State Park
7104 DeSoto Parkway NE Fort Payne, AL. 35967
Office: 256.997.5025 OR Fax: 256.845.8286
Email 
 

Group Leaders & Teachers:
Do you want to plan a fun filled & educational trip to DeSoto State Park? If so, we can help! With the help of our park partners & guest speakers, we can bring a variety of program opportunities to your group.
See DeSoto State Park's program brochure


In addition to DSP’s guided hikes, events, & workshops……
DeSoto State Park's Campfire Talk Series 
Campfire Talks are a series of educational & entertaining programs located in the great outdoors. Campfire programs are held many Friday & Saturday evening (May –October) in DeSoto’s James L. Wynn Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground. All programs are open & free to everyone.
Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable chair if you wish. In case of bad weather, programs are moved inside.


Serious Skills Series

Hosted by DeSoto State Park.  The Serious Skills series is a variety of classes and workshops that provide opportunities to discover a hidden talent or learn a new skill for personal enrichment. Classes are open to local residents, overnight guests and park visitors.

DeSoto State Park's Junior Ranger Booklet (PDF)

Check out our Photo Gallery 

 

 

Volunteering Opportunity: We need and welcome volunteers to assist our staff with nature hikes, campfire programs, help prepare interpretive trail guides, publications, interpretive signs, exhibits and Junior Ranger programs. Our volunteers have a great time and provide critical assistance during interpretive programs.

 

 

You can use the iNaturalist app to snap a picture of your observations of the natural world and then share them with an online community of nature lovers at iNaturalist.org. You can use this app as a sort of mobile field notebook to help you keep track of the animals and plants you see in your community. Record the things you see as you hike around the countryside, take a walk around your neighborhood, visit a city park, or in your own backyard. Then, you can get help identifying the things you have photographed by syncing them with the iNaturalist online community.

 The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, pregnancy, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability in its hiring or employment practices nor in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities.