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 18 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 15 Washington's Birthday

May 30 Memorial Day

July 4 Independence Day

September 5 Labor Day

October 10 Columbus Day

November 11 Veterans Day

November 24 Thanksgiving Day

December 26 for Christmas Holiday

Canyon Mouth Picnic Area

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

Winter HOURS

  • Daily 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central Standard Time (Fall/Winter hours)
  • There is a $3 user fee per vehicle for this area. Cars within the gates after hours are subject to be towed or locked in.

    This area will be closed on December 25-26, 2016 and January 1-2, 2017.

All areas of the park are open only during daylight hours.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4322 Little River Trail NE
Suite 100

Fort Payne, AL 35967


(256) 845-9605 x201

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