Canyon Mouth Park

Canyon Mouth Picnic Area Fee Booth
Canyon Mouth Park Entrance


FEE AREA $15 per vehicle

Welcome. This is a wonderful place to bring the family for a day of outdoor fun. Canyon Mouth Park has a paved parking area. A pavilion offers several picnic tables and restrooms. This area has easy access to the water. There is just a short walk from the parking area to the river. The trail is an easy 1-mile hike along the river. Many picnic tables and grills are available in shaded areas. Kayakers also use Canyon Mouth as their takeout on the final run of Little River.


Canyon Mouth Park is located off Alabama Highway 273 in Cedar Bluff, Alabama. Alabama Highway 273 is located between Highway 35 and Alabama Highway 68.

Turn off Alabama Highway 273 onto County Road 275, stay to the right, follow to the gate, stop at the fee booth. This is a day-use area.


  • Daily 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Central Standard Time (closing time will change to 7:00 PM on a date to be determined)
  • Cars within the gates after hours are subject to be ticketed and/or towed or locked in.


  • There is a $15 Day-Use Fee per vehicle.
  • Annual passes are available for $35. The Annual Pass is valid for one calendar year. Passes purchased in 2019 will expire on December 31, 2019.
  • Passes can be obtained in person at park headquarters or by mail. Mail your name, correct return address, and a check for $35 made out to "National Park Service" to: Little River Canyon National Preserve, 4322 Little River Trail NE, Suite 100, Fort Payne, AL 35967.

National Park Passes
National Park Passes may be honored at this location only when staff is available to man the fee station booth (mid May - August). The machine is not capable of accepting the National Park Passes at this time; it will only accept the Canyon Mouth Park Annual Pass (see information above) or cash.


  • Your pets are welcome as long as you keep them on a leash, no longer than six feet.


  • Camping is not allowed in the park.


  • Barbecue grills and picnic tables
  • Restrooms
  • Pavilion
  • We do not reserve any picnic tables or the pavilion.
  • Trail (1- mile long)
  • Recycle Containers (recycle your cans and plastic bottles)

All animals and plants are protected within the park boundaries. Anyone found harming or harassing wildlife, collecting plants, leaves, or rocks are subject to a fine.

Snakes are sometimes found sunning on the rocks. Please leave them alone.


Special uses such as baptisms, weddings, etc. must obtain a Special Use Permit from park headquarters at least 10 days in advance. Little River Canyon National Preserve, 4322 Little River Trail NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967. (256) 845-9605. Fees may apply.

Canyon Mouth Picnic Area Pavilion and Restrooms
Canyon Mouth Pavilion and Restrooms
Canyon Mouth Picnic Area
Water access at Canyon Mouth Park

Last updated: March 24, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4322 Little River Trail NE
Suite 100

Fort Payne, AL 35967


(256) 845-9605 x201

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