• Photo by: John Dersham

    Little River Canyon

    National Preserve Alabama

Laws & Policies

Superintendent's Compendium of Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements, and Other Restrictions Imposed Under Discretionary Authority.

Compendium Backcountry Map

Compendium Canyon Map

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park.

Under new federal law (February 22, 2010), along with state and local laws, those people who meet certain guidelines may possess firearms in the park but not in federal buildings.

Alabama Firearm Regulations


Firearms are prohibited in federal buildings where federal employees work. This includes visitor centers, park administrative offices, maintenance buildings, and ranger stations.

18 U.S.C. § 930

Did You Know?

Little River Canyon

Little River Canyon was once known as May's Gulf. The citizens of Fort Payne and Centre, Alabama voted to change the name in 1953.