DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama, is hosting a series of native plant walks with naturalist Robert Wilson, “The Traveling Herbalist,” from Seven Pines Survival.
On these easy to moderate meandering hikes, Robert will identify many native plants of the southern Appalachians and will be teaching you how to recognize the natives found in the park.
Jul. 21, 2019 - Jul. 21, 2019
The Alabama Wildlife Federation's Outdoor Classroom Expo is a two-day conference for Educators, Administrators, Extension/4-H Agents and Master Gardeners.
Dates: Wednesday, July 24 @ 9:30 a.m. through Thursday, July 25 @ 12:30 p.m.
Jul. 24, 2019 - Jul. 25, 2019
The 7th Annual Pelican Paddle, a canoe, kayak and paddleboard race, will be held on August 3, 2019, on beautiful Weeks Bay by the Fish River bridge. This family-friendly day on the water is open to all ages and all skill levels.
Aug. 3, 2019 - Aug. 3, 2019
Aug. 3, 2019 - Aug. 17, 2019
The 2019 General Joe’s Classic Custom Street Rod Muscle Car Show will be held August 17, 2019, in conjunction with the Rockin' The River Music Festival.
Location: between the Lodge and Marina from 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
$20 Car Registration
Aug. 17, 2019 - Aug. 17, 2019
DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne
Have you always wanted to get into backpacking? Here is a great way to start!
Learn all you need to know so that you can head out on your own outdoor adventure! A early Fall backpacking class, and a great class for beginners/intermediate.
Sep. 28, 2019 - Sep. 29, 2019
Scarecrows will line the walking trails during the months of October and November at Frank Jackson State Park.
The decorations and scarecrow scenes are created and donated by various individuals, businesses and school groups.
This event is hosted by the Opp Trail Masters.
Oct. 1, 2019 - Nov. 30, 2019
BirdFest showcases great bird- and nature-watching spots all around Baldwin and Mobile counties, including Fort Morgan, Dauphin Island, Weeks Bay, Mobile-Tensaw Delta, Bayou La Batre, Forever Wild Grand Bay Savanna, Gulf Shores, and more. BirdFest is a great adventure no matter your level of birding experience.
Oct. 2, 2019 - Oct. 5, 2019
This class for women and takes place at DeSoto State Park. It will center around teaching participants the basic skills need to backpack. This includes pitching and striking camp, fire craft, water processing, proper camping etiquettes, food and bear safety, and map-reading basics.
Oct. 12, 2019 - Oct. 13, 2019
This two-day basic workshop is an opportunity for women landowners to learn about forest management topics that are important to them in a relaxed, fun setting.
Dale County Extension Office
202 S Highway 123 Ste D.
Ozark, AL 36360
Oct. 14, 2019 - Oct. 15, 2019
Join the staff and volunteers of DeSoto State Park, National Park Service, JSU Field Schools, and the Conservation Education Institute for Spookapalooza, a weekend of fun events guaranteed to run shivers up and down your spine!
Oct. 25, 2019 - Oct. 26, 2019
November 2 - 3, 2019
Nov. 2, 2019 - Nov. 3, 2019
The Creative Spirit Market is designed as an open air showcase, with artist demonstrations, locally and regionally created fine and folk art, premium hand-crafted goods, live acoustic music, as well as interactive kid's art area.
Nov. 9, 2019 - Nov. 10, 2019
Photo by Kiley Robinson
Joe Wheeler's Boat Parade begins at 6 PM.
Watch the parade from inside Daniella's Restaurant, outside along the banks between the lodge and Marina, or from a lodge room balcony.
A Holiday Buffet will be served at Daniella's in the Park beginning at 4 PM: $13.95 per person.
Dec. 7, 2019 - Dec. 7, 2019
This annual event at Desoto State Park offers something for everyone. You may attend any or all of the scheduled offerings.
The event begins on Friday, May 1, at 6 p.m. with a welcome social and presentation by park staff.
On Saturday, May 7, hikes are offered at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
May. 1, 2020 - May. 2, 2020