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DeSoto's GPS Quest - Artwork by: Johnny Kyles
DeSoto State Park's GPS Quest

In the spirit of Hernando DeSoto's expedition you can explore the wilds of DeSoto State Park on a quest to locate points of interest.


DeSoto's GPS Quest is a game of hide-and-seek using a GPS unit to find markers located throughout the park. Find the markers and record the letter on your scorecard. Once completed, visit this website and enter the correct letters to print your certificate of completion.

Ready to get started?
Download the Getting Started Guide(pdf) to get full instructions.

Quest Point Coordinates Difficulty Marker
CCC Quarry N34.50661 W085.62784 Quest Difficulty 4
Needle Eye Rock N34.50010 W085.61857 Quest Difficulty 1
DeSoto Falls N34.54920 W085.59003 Quest Difficulty 1
Laurel Falls N34.49542 W085.62435 Quest Difficulty 4
Lost Falls N34.49479 W085.63167 Quest Difficulty 4
Indian Falls N34.49835 W085.61681 Quest Difficulty 2
Inside Lodge N34.49341 W085.61642 Quest Difficulty 1
Azalea Cascade N34.49724 W085.61965 Quest Difficulty 2
Contact Station N34.50549 W085.63971 Quest Difficulty 1

After you have all 9 marker codes, you can enter your results in the table above to register for your certificate.


DeSoto State Park's GPS Quest
DeSoto State Park's GPS Quest
DeSoto State Park's GPS Quest



DeSoto's GPS Quest was a VIP (Volunteers in Parks) project.
Special Thanks to:
Brian & Emily Geiger – Quest & Course Development
Chris Davis - Quest & Course Development
Johnny Kyles – Artwork & Quest Development
Chuck Holbrook, Fort Payne Steel – Marker Development
Graphic Designs, Fort Payne, Alabama – Marker Development
Alabama Department of Transportation – Marker Development
DeSoto State Park Staff