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Falls Maintenance Update

It’s been a few weeks since DeSoto Falls State Park Picnic Area and Overlook closed to the public for maintenance. Since the park is closed to the public during this maintenance, we took the drone out for a spin and got some updates on what’s going on.

The dredging work will remove years of silt and debris that has washed up along the shore of DeSoto Falls and will safeguard the area. This work will also allow the park to re-establish a beach and designated swim area for park guests.

We are please to say the dredging project is in full swing. The images and video here show they are off to a great start. We are looking forward to the improved water access that is to come in the next few months.

Check it out!


Lazy River Cottage Guests

Although the DeSoto Falls Picnic Area and Overlook will be closed for the next few months, guests at Lazy River Cottage will still have access to Little River from our dock. This work will not impact our guests’ view of Little River or access to the water. Our guests can still use our kayaks to enjoy Little River, however we ask that you head north (left when facing the river from the cottage) when heading out on your adventure and stay clear of the work bring done on the south side of the river from the property.

View DeSoto Falls

During the maintenance closure, DeSoto Falls can still be viewed by guests via hiking trails. Guests can walk or drive to the trailhead from the cottage. The trailhead parking area is on your right just before arriving at the cottage. We have a blog post, DeSoto Falls Hiking Trails, with pictures and lots of information about these two trailhead options to view the falls.

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Stay With Us

We would love to host your next mountain getaway to Mentone, AL! Located on Little River by DeSoto Falls, kayak beautiful Little River during your stay at Lazy River Cottage with kayaks provided for guest use. Check out our website at for more information about Lazy River Cottage in Mentone, AL, just steps from DeSoto Falls and DeSoto Falls Trailheads.

You can find us on VRBO, Airbnb, or Book Direct with Little River Vacay, LLC.



Hi, thanks for stopping by!

We happened upon this best-kept secret in North Alabama in 2017 when looking for a place to spend quality time with family.  The serene beauty of Mentone, AL along with its close proximity to Chattanooga, Huntsville, Birmingham, and Atlanta drew us in. 


Our family has spent as much time as possible on Little River by Desoto Falls ever since.  It has become a place of refuge and rest for our family and we have been blessed to have the opportunity to make countless memories in this extraordinary area of the state. 

We hope you and your family and friends will make as many wonderful memories here as we have.

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