Mentone, AL


Whether you’re a local or visitor to the Dekalb County area, you’re sure to fall in love with the quiet charm of Mentone.

Just a little ways south of Chattanooga, Mentone sits atop Lookout Mountain near the Alabama-Georgia border. Mentone is known for its log cabins, outdoor recreation,  and Southern hospitality.

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Mentone is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians, so you’ll be within a few minutes of a number of outdoor activities. Desoto State Park features the famous falls, miles of hiking trails, and RV camping. Cloudmont Ski & Gold Resort offers year-round activities and chalet rentals, and you’ll be just a short drive from attractions including Rock City and Ruby Falls. For more destination ideas, visit Lookout Mountain

Mentone’s hosts an annual Rhododendron Festival each spring (3rd weekend in May) and a Colorfest/Fall celebration the 3rd weekend of October. Each festival features live music, food, arts and crafts, vendors, and evening bonfires.


Often referred to as the “gateway to the camps,” Mentone is home to some of the most well-known summer camps in the U.S., including Camp Skyline and Camp Alpine.