Fees & Passes

Little River Cayon National Preserve Passes (only required at Canyon Mouth Park)

Purchase of a pass to Canyon Mouth Park is CASH and CARD ONLY (no bills larger than a $20)!


DAILY PASS - $15
Canyon Mouth Park Daily Pass admits all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van/motorcycle) and is non-transferable. Insert cash only (no bills larger than a $20) into the fee machine to gain entrance. Place the receipt on the dashboard of your vehicle, making sure the face of the receipt is visible.

ANNUAL PASS $35
The Canyon Mouth Park Annual Pass is valid for one calendar year. Passes purchased in 2022 will expire on December 31, 2022. The Annual Pass offers unlimited visits for one year and admits pass holder and occupants of a single, private non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van/motorcycle) and is non-transferable. Insert the pass into the fee machine to gain entrance and wait for the lift arm to open.
Pass must be signed to be valid, ID required with pass.

PAYMENT TYPE ACCEPTED:

Daily Pass - No checks accepted, only cash and card (no bills larger than a $20). They are available to purchase from the automatic machine located outside of the fee both or from the fee both itself, if it is staffed. The fee booth is only staffed during peak seasons.

Annual Pass – Annual passes purchased at the fee machine must be picked up and redeemed at the Little River Canyon Center. Call to schedule time to pick up your annual pass. You can purchase this pass in person or by mail. To purchase by mail, send the office a check for $35 (checks made payable to the "National Park Service"). Mail to the following address:

Little River Canyon National Preserve
4322 Little River Trail NE, Suite 100
Fort Payne, AL 35967

Please make sure that your name and correct return address are marked clearly in your request. Also, in the comment section of the check, write "CMP Annual Pass."

* Little River Canyon National Preserve will not replace lost, stolen or destroyed passes/receipts. Passes are not valid unless signed - ID required.

 

America the Beautiful Passes - the National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass Series

A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers any entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges, as well as standard amenity fees (day-use fees) at national forests, grasslands, and lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A pass covers entrance fees, standard amenity fees, and day-use fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person).
The America The Beautiful Passes are valid for entrance into Canyon Mouth Park.

Little River Canyon National Preserve now possesses the ability to sell these passes. Aside from the Annual 4th Grade Pass, all other America the Beautiful passes are available at the Little River Canyon Center. Calling ahead to schedule a time for purchase with a fee ranger is advised. Please call (256) 845-9605 to speak with fee rangers.

You can find a complete list of all federal sites which sell the America the Beautiful Pass series by clicking here.

TYPES OF AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL PASSES

 
2021 America the Beautiful Annual Pass
America the Beautiful Annual Pass

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Annual Pass

  • Cost: $80
  • Available for: Everyone
  • Online purchase available through the online USGS Store!
 
2021 America the Beautiful Military Pass
America the Beautiful Military Pass

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Annual Pass for U.S. Military

  • Cost: Free
  • Available to: Current U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Space Force, and Coast Guard, as well as Reserve and National Guard members - Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173) required.
  • Available to: Veterans and Gold Star families.
 
2020-2021 America the Beautiful 4th Grade Pass
2020-2021 School Year America the Beautiful Every Kid Outdoors 4th Grade Pass

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Annual 4th Grade Pass (Not available for purchase at Little River Canyon National Preserve)

  • Cost: Free (valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through following summer (September - August)
  • Available for: U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid Outdoors paper pass.
  • How to obtain: Paper passes can be obtained by visiting the Every Kid Outdoors website and can be exchanged for the Annual 4th Grade Pass at federal recreation sites that charge entrance fees (see list here).
 
2021 America the Beautiful Senior Annual and Lifetime Passes
America the Beautiful Senor Lifetime and Annual Passes

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Senior Pass

  • Cost: $20 Annual Senior Pass - $80 Lifetime Senior Pass
  • Available for: U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
  • Online purchase available through the online USGS Store! (additional $10 processing fee applies)
  • You can also purchase by mail using this application form! (additional $10 processing fee applies)
 
2021 America the Beautiful Access Pass
America the Beautiful Access Pass

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Access Pass

  • Cost: Free
  • Available for: U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Applicants must provide documentation of disability and residency or citizenship.
  • You can obtain this pass at a federal recreation site (see list here) or by mail using this document. (additional $10 processing fee applies)
 
2021 America the Beautiful Volunteer Pass
America the Beautiful Volunteer Pass

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Volunteer Pass

  • Cost: Free
  • Available for: Volunteers with 250 service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program.
  • For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact your local federal recreation site or visit Volunteer.gov.
 

Fee Free Days in 2022

Fee free days provide an excellent opportunity for everyone to get out and explore a national park. There are a total of five fee free days for 2022.

  • January 17: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • April 16: First day of National Park Week
  • August 4: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
  • September 24: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

Last updated: August 1, 2022

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Contact Info

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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