Little River Canyon


Little River Canyon National Preserve contains other resources and values that are not fundamental to the purpose of the park and may be unrelated to its significance, but are important to consider in planning processes. These are referred to as "other important resources and values" (OIRV). These resources and values have been selected because they are important in the operation and management of the park and warrant special consideration in park planning.

The following other important resources and values have been identified for
Little River Canyon National Preserve:

Cultural Resources
The cultural resources located within Little River Canyon National Preserve represent more than 10,000 years of human habitation and history in the region. There are more than 150 archeological sites within the preserve, including rock shelters with archeological materials. A portion of a roundup route for the Trail of Tears passes through the preserve and into Fort Payne.

Remnants of historic structures, such as bridge abutments and homestead locations, are also found within the boundaries of the preserve.

Last updated: September 30, 2016

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4322 Little River Trail NE
Suite 100

Fort Payne, AL 35967


(256) 845-9605 x201

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