Fishing is allowed anywhere along Little River inside the Preserve if you have a valid Alabama or Non-Resident Fishing License. Children under 16 and adults over 65 are exempt from a fishing license.

Seine fishing or fishing with nets is not permitted.

Canyon Mouth Park is the perfect place to fly fish. The clear water is easily accessible. A popular fish for fly fisherman is the Redeye Bass. It can reach up to 17" inches in length and has a small tooth patch on it's tongue. The most recognizable feature is the red eye.

The use of motorized boats is not allowed within Little River Canyon National Preserve. This includes trolling motors on boats. This is in part because of the endangered species found in Little River called the Blue Shiner. The blue shiner is in the minnow family and has a blue stripe along the length of it's body.

Last updated: June 8, 2018

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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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