DeSoto State Park was developed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps and named after the explorer Hernando de Soto. With 3,000 acres, the park is home to a wide range of wildlife. There are over 22 miles of trails available to the hiker and biker alike. With several waterfalls in the park, this is a destination for anyone who enjoys photography. The park offers a lodge, restaurant, modern chalets and camp sites. In addition, the swimming pool is a great place to cool off on a hot summer day. While at the park, be sure to the visit the Company 472 CCC Museum to learn more about the men who built the park. The nature center offers an up close look at the wildlife found in the park. Admission is not charged for the park, but some areas like swimming and camp do require a fee.