Blue Hole

Blue Hole, a calm spot in the river with fall color beginning to show on the trees.
Blue Hole - a popular, family-friendly summer swim hole on a calm stretch of the Little River.

NPS / Matt Switzer

A wonderful summertime swimming hole located on AL Highway 35 just 1/4 mile east of Little River Falls. In the summer, this spot is perfect for families with young children or new swimmers, featuring calm, easy flowing waters and is close to the parking lot.

A small parking lot limits crowding at this location. Future improvements will include picnic benches and fixed-in-place charcoal grills for visitor use. Personal charcoal grills are not allowed.

* On late spring and summer weekends, the Blue Hole parking lot often is full by 11:00 AM (CST) and park staff will close the lot until spaces become available. Have a back-up plan in case this area is inaccessible due to a full parking lot.

Last updated: March 24, 2021

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


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

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