Canyon Mouth Picnic Area
The entrance road and parking area has been repaved. We have made efforts to reduce the severity of flooding by placing rocks placed upstream to divert a majority of the potential floodwaters away from the picnic area. Although not intended to prevent flooding, the diversion should reduce the energy of floodwaters in the picnic area and reduce the possibility of future damage.
Canyon Mouth Picnic Area is located off Alabama Highway 273 in Cedar Bluff, Alabama. Alabama Highway 273 is located between Highway 35 and Alabama Highway 68.
Turn off Alabama Highway 273 onto County Road 275, stay to the right, follow to the gate, stop at the fee booth. This is a day-use area.
All animals and plants are protected within the park boundaries. Anyone found harming or harassing wildlife, collecting plants, leaves, or rocks are subject to a fine.
Snakes are sometimes found sunning on the rocks. Please leave them alone.
Special uses such as baptisms, weddings, etc. must obtain a Special Use Permit from park headquarters at least 5 days in advance. Little River Canyon National Preserve, 4322 Little River Trail NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967. (256) 845-9605. Fees may apply.
Did You Know?
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.