de soto state park is located on de soto parkway (CR 89) about ten miles south of mentone. this 3,500 acre park was developed in the 1930's as a CCC project. the park offers rental cabins and chalets and a motel. there are 15 miles of hiking and biking trails at the park. the park also offers tennis courts, fishing, swimming, and picnic areas. for those interested in wildlife and nature de soto state park is a very nice place to visit in northeast alabama.
the dam just above de soto falls forms a small lake in the little river. at the dam there is a boat ramp for small power boats and canoes. there is a park at the lake for picnicing. the upper little river is a very nice place to canoe or fish.
de soto falls is located five miles south of mentone on de soto parkway (CR 89). this beautiful park has de soto falls and the de soto lake impoundment. there are three falls at the park. the first fall runs over a dam on to a small plateau then over the second falls. the second falls then hits another rock ledge to form the third falls. there is a viewing trail were you can see the three sections of the falls. on my visit to de soto falls the area had not received much rainfall and there was little water going over the falls. but i am sure the falls are more spectacular in the rainy season.