Operating Hours & Seasons

The business office for Little River Canyon National Preserve is leased from Jacksonville State University.
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM (CST) Central Standard Time.

The Scenic Drive/Overlooks, Little River Falls, Little Falls and the Backcountry Area are open daily during daylight hours.

Canyon Mouth Park is a Day-Use Area located in Cedar Bluff, Alabama.
Hours: 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM (CST).
Cars within the gates after hours are subject to be ticketed and/or towed.

The Visitor Center is located at the Little River Canyon Center, owned and operated by the Jacksonville State University. The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:00 until 4:00 PM (CST). The front desk is staffed by National Park Service Volunteers.

Gift Shop is owned and operated by Jacksonville State University Field School.
Hours: Daily 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CST)

The business office will be closed for the following 2019 holidays:

  • January 1 New Years Day
  • January 15 Martin Luther King Day
  • February 18 Presidents Day
  • May 27 Memorial Day
  • July 4 Independence Day
  • September 2 Labor Day
  • October 14 Columbus Day
  • November 11 Veterans Day
  • November 28 Thanksgiving Day
  • December 25 Christmas Day
The park will remain open to Visitors during daylight hours during Holidays.

Last updated: February 5, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4322 Little River Trail NE
Suite 100

Fort Payne, AL 35967


(256) 845-9605 x201

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