• Photo by: John Dersham

    Little River Canyon

    National Preserve Alabama

Little River Falls

Little River Falls

Little River Falls

Gail Bishop

Little River Falls is located off Highway 35 next to the bridge in Gaylesville, Alabama (the bridge is the boundary between Gaylesville and Fort Payne). This is the first stop to make on your scenic tour of the park entering from the north. The formation of Little River Canyon begins here with the 45-foot waterfall.

The amount of water going over the falls depends on the amount of rainfall. In the winter and early spring the water level is high. Kayakers love this time of year because they can kayak the river. During the summer and early fall, the water level is much lower. No matter the season; Little River Falls is a very beautiful place to visit.

There are picnic tables and grills located in a shaded area next to the parking lot. Approximately 100 parking spaces are available along with areas for buses, RV's, etc. Parking is available for buses, RV, etc.

Restrooms (no running water) are located in the parking lot area.

This area is closed after dark. No parking is allowed when the park is closed. Camping is not allowed in this area.

There is no charge for this area.

Did You Know?

Day Hike at Eberhart Trail

Hiking is a favorite recreational activity at Little River Canyon. Camping is not allowed in the canyon.