DeSoto Falls viewing area closes for next 2 months

FORT PAYNE, Alabama (WDEF) – Dredging work begins this week at the DeSoto Falls State Park that will close the top of the falls for the next two months, at least.

Crews will dredge the area above the falls because silt has been flooding over it during high water events.

The project will also rebuild the beach and swimming area at the picnic tables.

The contract is for a 60 day project, but that’s if the weather doesn’t make it longer.

“DeSoto Falls is one of Alabama’s true treasures, and we take our responsibility to protect it seriously,” Alabama State Parks Director Greg Lein said.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this work will cause for our visitors, but this work is critical to making sure the Falls is here for generations to come.”

During he work, the picnic area and overlook will be closed to both vehicles and pedestrians.

“We believe visitors will be able to again enjoy the Falls’ scenic beauty when spring arrives,” Lein said.

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