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 Central Standard Time.

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

Canyon Mouth Picnic Area is a Day-Use Area located in Cedar Bluff, Alabama.
Hours: 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM.
$3 Day-Use Fee per Vehicle
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 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

The business office will be closed for the following holidays:

  • May 29 Memorial Day
  • July 4 Independence Day
  • September 4 Labor Day
  • October 9 Columbus Day
  • November 10 Veterans Day
  • December 25 Christmas Day
The park will remain open to Visitors during daylight hours during Holidays.

Last updated: May 18, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4322 Little River Trail NE
Suite 100

Fort Payne, AL 35967


(256) 845-9605 x201

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