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Pool Fun

There are lots of fun things to do in and out of the water at Lazy River Cottage, but if you are looking for some pool side family fun this summer there are a few options in the area to consider during your stay.

DeSoto State Park Pool

The DeSoto State Park Swimming Pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day and is a short 15 minute drive from Lazy River Cottage. Located close to DeSoto State Park’s picnic area and within 1/2 mile of the Country Store & Information Center, you’ll find an Olympic-size pool that is fun for the whole family complete with a diving board and ADA-lift. The pool has a small deck with tables, lounge chairs, and changing rooms.

The pool is at 265 Blalock Dr. Mentone, AL 35984, is open 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, and costs $5 per swimmer, cash or cards only. They have free swimming from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM daily. Click here for additional information.

Pirate’s Bay Water Park

If you’re looking for a little more adventure and water park fun, located just under an hour away is Pirate’s Bay Water Park. It boasts fun for everyone with tube slides, body slides, multiple pools, waterfalls, splash playground, mini golf, food, drinks, and more. Pirate’s Bay is a sprawling aquatic playground located on a hilltop overlooking Weiss Lake at 4541 County Road 147 Leesburg, AL 35983.

Tickets can be purchased online prior to arrival. They do recommend online ticket purchase because they do have a maximum capacity and only reserve a small number of tickets for purchase at the door. Click here for additional information and to purchase tickets online.

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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.

*Images used in this post of DeSoto State Park Swimming Pool and Pirate’s Bay Water Park were taken from their respective websites and social media posts.



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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