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    Little River Canyon

    National Preserve Alabama

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  • Prescribed Fires Scheduled for April 10-12, 2014

    Closures include Slant Rock Campsite, Backcountry Roads 01, 02, 03 and 04 on the days of the burn and the day after. Slant Rock Burn Unit is located on the north side of Highway 35 and west of County Road 103. The burn will enhance native habitats. More »

Horseback Riding

Horseback riders are welcome to bring their horses and ride on the numbered roads (01-11) in our Backcountry Area. The roads are shared with 4-wheel drive vehicles, bicycles and hikers.

As a visitor to the Preserve you are required to follow certain rules designed to ensure the health and safety of everyone and to promote a pleasant and rewarding backcountry experience. We all have a responsibility to respect the environment, therefore, leave no trace of your passing.

  • Be courteous and help preserve the roads by leaving no trace of your traveling.
  • Try to avoid wet or muddy roads. Save them for dry times.
  • Stay on numbered roads 01-11.
  • Litter spoils everything. Please help us to keep the Preserve free of litter.
  • Do no collect or disturb any plants, animals, rocks or cultural artifacts.
  • Avoid tying horses within 100 feet of any water source.

We do not require permits for horses.

We have two parking lots to park and unload your horses, the Hunters Check Station and the County Road 295 Parking Lot.

Hunters Check Station
From Highway 35 (You will see a sign "Hunters Check Station") turn onto County Road 103. Turn into the first parking lot on your left. Unload your horse and start riding down Road 01. Horses are allowed to go around the gate.

County Road 295 Parking Lot
From Highway 35 turn onto County Road 295. Just past the sharp turn, there will be a gravel parking lot on your RIGHT. Unload your horse and continue on Road 05.

Contact our office if you need a map of the area.

Did You Know?

American Bald Eagle

One hundred forty-five species of birds can be found at Little River Canyon National Preserve at some time during the year.