Laws & Policies

Here are some reminders:

* Alcohol is not allowed.

* Dogs must remain on a leash while in the park.

* Fireworks are not allowed.

* Special events require a permit. Applications for permit must be submiited 14 days before the event and are subject to approval. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee.

2017 Superintendent's Compendium

Compendium Backcountry Map

Compendium Canyon Map

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park.

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.

Alabama Firearm Regulations


Firearms are prohibited in federal buildings where federal employees work. This includes visitor centers, park administrative offices, maintenance buildings, and ranger stations.

18 U.S.C. § 930

Last updated: April 4, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4322 Little River Trail NE
Suite 100

Fort Payne, AL 35967


(256) 845-9605 x201

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