Finally, a backcountry shelter where you don't need to fight for sleeping-pad space. Only one party at a time can book this three-sided hut tucked into northeastern Alabama's rolling hardwood forest. Stroll .8 mile on the Lost Falls Trail to claim it, then dayhike (or mountain bike) the 3.8 mile Never-Never Land Loop across two creeks and through a wildflower-dotted understory. Info http://alapark.com/Desoto-state-park
Camp in comfort at DeSoto State Park, rent this three-sided shelter for a family weekend of hiking, biking, and swimming under southern waterfalls.