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A Misty Morning at DeSoto Falls

Violet Sky at DeSoto Falls State Park, Alabama
Violet Sky at DeSoto Falls State Park, Alabama
Violet Sky at DeSoto Falls State Park, Alabama
Violet Sky at DeSoto Falls State Park, Alabama

Plunging nearly 107 feet over a series of rocky rapids creates the beautiful DeSoto Falls. Known for being one of the most visited waterfalls in Alabama, this waterfall offers some gorgeous views.

About

DeSoto Falls are named after the Spanish explorer, Hernan De Soto. The surrounding canyon has been formed from the intensity of the water.

In the 1930s the park was created by the works of the Civilian Conservation Corps. It was one of the first ten state parks created by the CCC.

The A.A. Miller Dam was built over the top of the falls to generate electricity for the surrounding area.

Violet Sky’s Visit

It was a very misty morning on the day of my visit. In fact a thunderstorm was moving through but it also made it a great day to see the waterfall. The water was very intense from the rainstorms that had been occurring for the past few days.

This is one of my favorite waterfalls in Alabama. It is a beautiful sight to see! I understand why it is one of the most visited waterfalls in the state.

How to Visit 

This waterfall is located just a few miles from the main state park area. It has its own parking lot complete with restrooms, grills and a picnic station. There is also a lake at the top of the waterfall.

About 50 steps take you down to the viewing platform for the waterfall. Do be cautious as it is not entirely fenced and can be dangerous.

DeSoto Falls is the tallest waterfall located within the park. A day pass is required to be at the park. To read more about hours and admission please click here.

Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’.

-Violet Sky

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