Desoto State Park

Improved Campsites

DSP Improved campground-great for tents or RVs!

Improved Campsites

DeSoto State Park is the place to camp in the great outdoors!  DeSoto State Park features improved & primitive campground, with campsites located in a wooded, mountainous setting. Backpacking Campsites are an option as well.

DeSoto State Park's Improved Campground has a total of 94 full hook-up sites, with 2 comfort stations centrally located that have restrooms, showers, & coin-laundry.  Each site can accommodate any size of large camping units. Tents are also welcome on the back-in sites. Picnic tables & grills are located at each site.

Improved Campground Map


Campground Amenities
50/30 Amp Service, Cable TV, & Wi-fi hotspots at each comfort station (wifi does not reach to every campsite)
All sites with sewer, water, & electric.
All sites average 16 feet by 60 feet deep
Large offsets for slide-outs and picnic tables. Grills on each site.
Two large comfort stations with showers & coin-operated laundry.
Back-In Sites, Pull-Thru Sites, & 'Buddy' Sites available(Specify what type site when making reservation, specific sites are not reserved)

Please make two (2) separate reservations for the buddy sites to ensure both you and your buddy will have a site reserved.



$37.00* per night 

*Price does not include 13% lodging tax.

One-time Convenience Fee for all overnight accommodations - $4.75
3.75 % Resort Fee applied to each night

Two-night minimum on weekends March - November. Three-night minimum on major holidays.
A deposit of one-night's rent plus resort and transaction fees are required to hold a reservation. 

Fees based on 8 persons with a maximum of 8 persons per site. Fees subject to change without notice. 

Make an Online Reservation  (link temporarily disabled)

DeSoto State Park Rate Sheet

There can be 1 RV & 1 tent on a site, or two tents on a site only.

Cancellation of a reservation has to be within 72 hours of arrival.
Campsites chosen at time of check-in. Check out time: 11:00 AM
We recommend that reservations for holiday weekends should be made at least 3 months in advance.

Improved Campsite Specific Reservations available in person, by phone or CampRez. If you do not choose a specific campsite during your reservation, one will be assigned the day of check-in from the availability list.

DSP Spook campsite

Camping – All senior citizens (62+) and 100% disabled persons are eligible for a 15% discount on camping fees Sunday Night thru Thursday Nights, March - October, All nights, November thru February (exception of holiday weekends). Proof of age and disability is required. Discounts are not available in conjunction with group rates, special packages, or other discounts.

DSP Store graphic


Check in at DeSoto's Country Store on County Road 89. Store is open 7 days a week 9:00 am-5:00 pm(CST) If you arrive after hours you may stop in the Lodge Front Desk or call 256-845-0051 to register.


Contact us! 

For more information or to make a reservation, please call the Country Store at 1-800-760-4089 or 1-800-ALAPARK. Email

Driving Directions

When traveling to the park, please be advised that GPS directions are not reliable (especially when pulling a large rig). Please see Plan Your Trip.

DSP camper storage

 FREE WiFi Hotspots
*Campground Comfort Stations (does not reach every campsite)
* Lodge Lobby
* Motel Rooms
* Restaurant
* Park Office
* Country Store