Ice fishing is now open at DeSoto Lake through the end of February.
Ice fishing is permitted these dates when conditions permit. It is up to individual anglers to determine the safety of the ice. A general guideline is 4 inches of clear and solid ice as a minimum for foot travel and ice fishing.
The visitor center is open every day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except federal holidays. An entrance permit is required for all vehicles on days other than fee-free days. The regular daily entrance fee for private vehicles is $3.