Operating Hours & Seasons

The Little River Canyon National Preserve business office is located in the Little River Canyon Center building owned by our partner, Jacksonville State University Field School. We lease office space from them. The National Park Service staffs the front desk of the Little River Canyon Center with Volunteers and staff to welcome visitors, give directions, etc.

Little River Canyon Center (Jacksonville State University Field School)

  • 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Daily - Central Standard Time

Little River Canyon National Preserve Business Office


  • Monday - Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM


January 1 New Year's Day

January 16 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 20 Washington's Birthday

May 29 Memorial Day

July 4 Independence Day

September 4 Labor Day

October 9 Columbus Day

November 10 Veterans Day

November 23 Thanksgiving Day

December 25 Christmas Holiday

Canyon Mouth Picnic Area

(This is a day-use area located in Cedar Bluff, Alabama)

Winter HOURS

  • Spring Hours: Daily 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Summer Hours: Beginning May 26, 2017 - Daily 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM CST
  • There is a $3 Day-Use Fee per vehicle for this area. Cars within the gates after hours are subject to be towed or locked in.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4322 Little River Trail NE
Suite 100

Fort Payne, AL 35967


(256) 845-9605 x201

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