DeKalb County’s Recreational Facilities

  • Auditoriums and Theaters – 3
  • Tennis Courts – 6
  • Golf Courses – 5
  • Fitness/Wellness Center – 2
  • Recreation Center – 1
  • Ball Fields – 10
  • Soccer Fields – 3
  • Parks – 5
  • Swimming Pools – 3
  • Amateur Theater – 1
  • Climate Controlled Arena - 1 

Parks and Outdoor Attractions

Buck’s Pocket State Park
Grove Oak, AL This 2,000 acre state park is located on Sand Mountain and has camping facilities, hiking trails, and opportunities for birding.

Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort/Shady Grove Dude Ranch
Mentone, AL The resort offers seasonal skiing, golfing, horseback riding and trails. The resort is also home to Shady Groves Dude Ranch.

DeKalb County State Lake (Sylvania Lake)
Sylvania, AL Fishing at this lake includes bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, catfish, and crappie.

DeSoto State Park
Fort Payne, AL DeSoto State Park covers 3,502 acres and features waterfalls, scenic hiking trails, and picnic areas. The park’s lodging includes chalets, log cabins, rustic cabins, a resort lodge, and campgrounds.

High Falls Park
Grove Oak, AL High Falls Park is known for its 35-foot waterfall. The park has a pedestrian bridge that spans across Town Creek and a natural bridge formed by 25-feet of rock.

Little River Canyon National Preserve
Fort Payne, AL The preserve spans across 16,000 acres
North Alabama Birding Trail Sites throughout DeKalb County (pdf)


There are several golf courses located in and near DeKalb County. Additionally, there are several championship and well-noted golf courses located in nearby Chattanooga, TN.

DeSoto Country Club Golf Course
Fort Payne, AL

Lil’ Mole Run Golf Course
Mentone, AL

Rainsville Golf and Country Club
Rainsville, AL

Terrapin Hills Country Club
Fort Payne, AL

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
DeKalb County is located less than one hour from two sites on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail – Hampton Cove (Huntsville area) and Silver Lakes (Anniston/Gadsden). Two other sites – Oxmoor Valley and Ross Bridge (both in the Birmingham area) are located less than 2 hours from DeKalb County.

Shoal Creek Club
Located less than 2 hours from DeKalb County in Birmingham is the Shoal Creek Club, which has been the site of U.S. National PGA Championships.

Arts, Music and Culture

Alabama Fan Club Museum
Fort Payne, AL

Fort Payne Depot Museum
Fort Payne, AL

Fort Payne Opera House
Fort Payne, AL

Agri-Business Center
Rainsville, AL



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