A Special Place in the Southern Appalachians

Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activities. Natural resources and cultural heritage come together to tell the story of the Preserve, a special place in the Southern Appalachians. Read More

View of Little River Canyon from Wolf Creek Overlook

Places to go in Little River Canyon

Beautiful waterfalls, breath-taking overlooks, wooded trails, and peaceful picnic areas - Little River Canyon has something for everyone.

An image of the front of the Little River Canyon Center.

Visit the JSU Little River Canyon Center

The Jacksonville State University Little River Canyon Center and gift shop is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10AM - 4PM (Central)

A medical helicopter takes off delivering an injured swimmer to a nearby hospital.

Tips to Make Your Visit Safe & Enjoyable

Help reduce your chance of injury (or worse!) by reviewing our safety information - you are responsible for your safety!

4th Graders Get Into Parks For Free!

4th Graders Get Into Parks For Free!

Hey 4th graders! See America's natural and historic sites for free with the Every Kid Outdoors program - check it out today!

Earn Your Dog a BARK Ranger Dog Tag

Earn Your Dog a BARK Ranger Dog Tag

You and your pup can show that you're good stewards of your public lands by following BARK Ranger principles and earn a BARK Ranger dog tag.

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Work in a National Park through YCC!

If you're 15-18 years old, you can work with the National Park Service in the Youth Conservation Corps! Earn money & experience this summer!

Join the Friends and Support Your Park!

Join the Friends and Support Your Park!

The Friends of the Preserve promotes the natural, cultural, scenic, and recreational resources of Little River Canyon - join today!

Work for the National Park Service!

Work for the National Park Service!

Work for the National Park Service at Little River Canyon National Preserve! Check here for positions open for application and apply today!

Volunteer with the NPS at Little River Canyon National Preserve

Volunteer at Little River Canyon!

Learn about how you can make a difference by volunteering with the National Park Service at Little River Canyon National Preserve!

Last updated: October 6, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4322 Little River Trail NE Ste 100
Fort Payne, AL 35967

Phone:

(256) 845-9605 x201
Main phone number for Little River Canyon National Preserve.

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