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Old 09-25-2014, 07:19 PM   #1
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Desoto State Park Area Restaurants

Headed up to Desoto State Park in a couple of weeks for a long weekend ... Looking for some good restaurants in the area ... thanks in advance
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:04 PM   #2
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Got to be some good eats in the area ...

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Old 09-29-2014, 07:26 PM   #3
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You're going to a really laid back area that's scenic and uncrowded. Having driven through there for years on the way to my mother's in Florence I've stopped at a few places. Also camped a few times at DeSoto and Little River Canyon.

Have a great trip and be safe!

Wildflower Cafe has always been good over the years.
Moonlight Bistro is good and consistent.
Kamamas is eclectic and pretty good. Food, art and music most weekends.
Spencers is prob the best place around, down the hill from Menton in Valley Head. You can bring your own wine, too.
Big Jims BBQ is hit and miss is in Hammondville. It's been good some times and average others. Watch out for LEOs there.
Twiggs in Mentone I hear is good but not been there.
For lunch, Little River Hardware has a cafe with awesome sandwiches.

DeSoto Falls is worth seeing for sure. Be sure and do the Little River Canyon rim ride and check out the big falls at the highway bridge. Get over to Cloudland Canyon if you have time, though much smaller than Little River Canyon it's a nice area for riding on Hwy 136. Pigeon Mountain area is scenic. Plenty of interesting roads for big loop rides between Mentone, Lafayette, Summerville.

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Old 09-29-2014, 07:37 PM   #4
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While on Little River Canyon road, just after the road curves around Bear Creek canyon you'll pass a parking area called Chair Lift. Just past it County Road 148 (becomes 275) is on your left. Take it to keep following the canyon all the way to Canyon Mouth Park. Note that the road becomes stupidly steep at the Johnnies Creek crossing. Nice waterfall there.

If there has been some good rain you'll see a lot of hardcore whitewater paddlers in the area - always fun to watch, especially the ones going over the 45 foot Little River Falls!
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