Settle back in a relaxing atmosphere here at DeSoto Caverns. Our campground is full of amenities such as free wireless internet and full hookups, along with being right beside a lovely pavilion with bathrooms, showers, washers, and dryers inside. Enjoy the tranquility of the wooded campsite, streams, a pond, and shaded picnic areas just a short walk away from DeSoto Caverns.
*If you choose to extend your stay, you are not guaranteed the same spot as the location may already be booked by another camper.
*For bookings in January or February, you will need to pay in advance and check in through calling (256)378-7252 ext.110. During our off-season, our Gift Shop will be open for group reservations Monday through Friday during these months, although we will be open for visitors during weekends.
Make the most of your trip to DeSoto Caverns and explore all the other great activities our park has to offer!
Desoto caverns park
Visit the DeSoto Caverns Park to take an hour-long caverns tour including a Sound, Laser, Light, and Water Show and enjoy over 20 outside attractions. For snacks or a bit of shopping, stop by the Gift Shop to try our homemade fudge, delicious pastries, or grab a unique souvenir while you sip on a latte from our Cave Cafe.
There is no charge to your card that is put on file at the time of reservation unless you cancel within 24 hours of your check-in time, or do not notify us of your reservation change. The non-refundable charge is a one night stay.
Yes, we have electricity (30 or 50 amp sites), sewer and water connections.
At times we have availability for longer stays and would love to host you. Our weekly rate is the longest stay rate available.
Guest registration is inside the park in large building near the flags and splash pad. Any Retail Host can assist you, either ticketing or at the Cave Cafe in the gift shop.
You are welcome to arrive after the park closes. We do not have a gate to the campground area so that late arrivals/early departures are easily facilitated.
You can pay the next day or by phone with us.
It may seem that others are available, yet other guest may have a late arrival or arriving during your stay for the site you would like to move into. It is important that you only move if you are rebooked by a Retail Host in the gift shop.
We would love to have you stay longer if it's available. It is crucial that you check with a Retail Host in the gift shop/Cave Cafe before staying additional nights as your site location may need to change or we could have no vacancies.
Yes, we welcome your furry friend in the RV. We ask that when you take them out for a walk they must be on leash and you are responsible for cleaning up after them. If they create a noise complaint, we will be required to follow local noise ordinance rules and request for the animal to leave. Also, if you choose to go on tour during your stay, we ask that you either leave them with a guardian or that you carry them throughout the tour to ensure they don't go to the bathroom in the cave. Some of the minerals in our cave could be damaged if acidity came into contact with them, so we require this for the preservation of our Caverns environment.
Our shower and restrooms are in a building in the campground, centrally located for our RV guests. For our primitive campsites guests our showers are a 500 foot walk and we have closer located bathrooms that are approximately a 400 foot walk.
Yes, dogs are allowed in the park as long as they remain on a leash. Inside the cave we only allow pets if you are capable of holding them throughout the tour. People who bring their pets are responsible for cleaning up their pet's waste. People with pets also will be held responsible for any damage their pet creates. Because of the indoor-outdoors nature of a cave, we cannot have any animals using the restroom inside the caverns, so they must be small enough to be held through the entirety of the tour.
We have a coin-operated washer/dryer for your use, with detergents for purchase.
You can build a camp fire at your site.
We do not have wood available to purchase so it would be best if you bring it with you.
We do not provide grills or fire pits for your fire.
There is not an additional discount available for being a guest in the campground.
The attractions are in an area of the park that adjoins the campground, with a 1-2 minute walk (approximately 50 yards).
There are couple ways you can tent camp at DeSoto Caverns:
You can reserve an RV site, and include up to two tents in the larger sites.
You can also try primitive camping on a grassy knoll in the park. In this area there is no electricity, and outside of the campground. It is a reduced rate from an RV space.