Zip Line Fun
DeSoto State Park is home to Screaming Eagle Zipline Canopy Tours. An adventure for all ages, it is sure to provide an exhilarating experience for everyone. DeSoto State Park’s zip line adventure begins and ends at the Country Store in DeSoto State Park. Enjoy six zip lines as long as 350 feet and six sky bridges as long as 150 feet in an absolutely stunning environment. We highly recommend this adventure if you’re up for it on your next visit.
Our family has been talking about zip lining at DeSoto State Park since they first installed the course, but we finally made time for it this weekend and are already making plans to come back again.
This is advertised as a 2 hour adventure on their website for $49.00 per person. We highly recommend booking your adventure online at desotozipline.com as they often book up early. We tried a few different weekends to book last minute with no availability, but this weekend we booked early with success.
Upon arrival, we checked in at their desk to the left inside the Country Store at DeSoto State Park.
After checking to ensure everyone had on proper clothing, closed toed shoes, and waivers signed, we waited on the porch for the remainder of the group participating in our adventure to arrive. The guides then came to collect us and took us to the area to distribute our safety gear. They did a great job explaining how to put all the safety equipment on and how it works.
We arrived at 11:15 for our 11:30 reservation and were finished up by 1:00. There were 7 guests and 2 guides on our adventure. We had the best guides! Cade & Neal took great care of us.
We had ages ranging from 11-54 in our group and great fun was shared by all. Cade and Neal did a great job preparing us for our adventure. Although we were up in the tree line, I felt safe and secure the entire time. We had a few nervous guests in our adventure, but the guides were very encouraging and patient with everyone.
If you have guests that do not participate, but want to watch, there are trails below the course that allows family and friends not participating to enjoy watching the experience from the ground. A few pictures and videos came from my parents who chose to keep their feet on the ground.
We started the adventure with a spiral staircase that led to the bridge across the parking lot. We were locked into their continuous safety system from the very beginning all the way to the very end.
The bridge across the parking lot led us to the beautiful views the remainder of the course provides along with our first attempt at zip lining.
The following bridges and zip lines kept us engaged and focused. We were particularly blessed this weekend to get to enjoy the beautiful fall colors around us as we worked our way through the course.
They taught us how to swing on the last zip line if we chose to try. I gave it a try and the kids got a kick out of mom swinging on the zip line. I was the only one of our family brave enough to try.
Desotozipline.com provides lots of information about what to expect and what you’ll need. I recommend checking out their What to Bring or Wear portion of F&Q on their site. Proper attire is incredibly important, especially in the warm months when we tend to wear shorts and open toed shoes.
According to their website, age 6 with a weight of 40 is the youngest that can participate. There are weight limits for adults as well.
We highly recommend zip lining in DeSoto State Park if you have the time and opportunity. Great fun and memories were made by all today and we look forward to bringing friends back to share the fun with next time.
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