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DeSoto State Park's Benefield Interpretive Center
'The Nature Center'

 

   

The Nature Center is open 7 days a week during the Spring, Summer, & Fall.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Located next to the Country Store & Information Center in DeSoto State Park.

This small nature center provides the opportunity to experience, study and enjoy the natural world.
Features mounted and live animals, showcasing the mammals, birds, reptiles, & amphibians that can be found in nature atop Lookout Mountain. In addition there is a mix of information on everything from nature to history, showing visitors the diversity that can be found in the DeSoto State Park area.

 

 

Nature Programs & Events at DeSoto State Park

DeSoto State Park is proud to team up with park partners like One World Adventure Company, Jacksonville State University Field School, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Russell Cave National Monument, and others in order to bring you a series of interpretive programs, hikes, classes, and workshops intended to educate and entertain the public.
We hope that you can join us sometime!

INFO ON CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

 

Learn about the ‘Legends of the Lookout’ & the interesting people that made Lookout Mountain home.

Civilian Conservation Corps Museum

Photo Gallery

(Even more photos can be seen on our Facebook page)
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DeSoto State Park would like to thank all of our supporters.

Without you, we don't prosper!
 

   

Alabama State Parks operates and maintains 22 State Parks encompassing approximately 48,000 acres of land and water. These Parks rely on visitor fees and the support of other partners like communities to fund the majority of their operations.

Alabama State Parks have endured adverse situations over the past few years and we are proud to have our visitors and supporters that have helped us meet those challenges head on. Alabama State Parks offer ideal places to stay: resorts, hotels, cabins and cottages, camping; and fun places to play: hiking, biking, golf, fishing, paddling, swimming, birding and wildlife viewing or just relaxing. See www.Alapark.com for details on our sister parks in Alabama.

 

 Access to Alabama State Parks and State Park Programs is available without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or disabilities