• Photo by: John Dersham

    Little River Canyon

    National Preserve Alabama

Operating Hours & Seasons

The Little River Canyon National Preserve business office is located in the Little River Canyon Center building owned by our partner, Jacksonville State University Field School. We lease office space from them. The National Park Service staffs the front desk of the Little River Canyon Center with Volunteers and staff to welcome visitors, give directions, etc.

Little River Canyon Center (Jacksonville State University Field School)


  • Sunday 1-4 Central Standard Time
  • Monday - Saturday 10-4 PM Central Standard Time
  • Front Desk 1-256-845-3548

Gift Shop (closed on Monday's) 1-256-845-7213

Little River Canyon National Preserve Business Office


  • Monday - Friday 8-4:30


January 1 New Year's Day

January 19 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 16 Washington's Birthday

May 25 Memorial Day

July 3 Independence Day

September 7 Labor Day

October 12 Columbus Day

November 11 Veterans Day

November 26 Thanksgiving Day

December 25 Christmas Day

Canyon Mouth Picnic Area

(This is a day-use area located in Cedar Bluff, Alabama)


  • Daily 8AM - 5PM Central Standard Time
  • There is a $3 user fee per vehicle for this area. Cars within the gates after hours are subject to be towed or locked in.

All areas of the park are open only during daylight hours.


February 1 - September 30

Camping is only at three designated primitive campsites in the Backcountry Area. One group per site. No reservations required, first come first served. All tents must be on tent pad (10x20). Only one tent pad per site.

  1. Billy's Ford
  2. Hartline Ford
  3. Slant Rock

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