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 the Little River Canyon Center with Volunteers and staff to welcome visitors, give directions, etc.
Little River Canyon Center (Jacksonville State University Field School)
Gift Shop 1-256-845-7213
Little River Canyon National Preserve Business Office
January 1 New Year's Day
January 21 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
February 18 Washington's Birthday
May 27 Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
September 2 Labor Day
October 14 Columbus Day
November 11 Veterans Day
November 28 Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Christmas Day
(This is a day-use area located in Cedar Bluff, Alabama)
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.
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.