Things To Do
Little River Canyon National Preserve offers a variety of things to do; hiking, water activities, hunting, fishing are some activities you can do at the Preserve. Planned events like the one pictured to the left are always fun to attend.
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Bicycling - The scenic drive (Highway 176) is a narrow two-lane road with no shoulder or bike lanes. We do not recommend bikes on Highway 176. Mountain biking is allowed in the Backcountry Area. There are 23 miles of dirt/chert roads.
Camping (click title for more information)
Family Reunions - We welcome you, but we do not reserve any picnic tables or pavilions.
Firearms/Weapons- Under new federal law (February 22, 2010), along with state and local laws, those people who meet certain guidelines may possess firearms in the park but not in federal buildings.
Fire Works - Fire works are not allowed in the Preserve.
Fishing (click title for more information)
Hiking - Hike anywhere in the Preserve during daylight hours.
Horseback Riding (click title for more information)
Hunting (click title for more information)
Kayaking - Come prepared with all of your equipment and your own transportation. (Expert level, Class III+ to a VI). The find out the water level go to the folllowing website: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?02399200
Pets - Pets must be on a leash at all times.
Photography - The overlooks offer beautiful views of the canyon for photography. Each season provides it's own color and drama.
Restrooms - Located at:
Rock Climbing - Come prepared with all of your equipment and your own transportation. You can rock climb from any of the cliffs. You cannot add or remove any bolts or have any equipment on your person that would allow you to do so.
Special Uses - Special uses such as weddings and baptisms, commercial filming, require a permit. All permits are subject to a fee. Applications for the permits are available at the superintendent's office. There is a non-refundable application fee of $50. Permit applications must be submitted 14 days prior to the event to Little River Canyon National Preserve, 4322 Little River Trail NE, Suite 100, Fort Payne, AL 35967. All permits are subject to approval.
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.