Safety

Helicopter on a cloudy day seen hovering through bare tree branches
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency helicopter on a Search and Rescue at Little River Canyon National Preserve

NPS / Matt Switzer

Be Smart - Be Safe - Be Alive

You are responsible for your safety.


Natural areas present hazards. Cold temperatures, icy or uneven ground, wild animals, biting insects, and changing weather all pose dangers. Rocks roll, trees topple, and limbs drop without warning. People create other hazards while participating in outdoor sports, driving, or just making poor or uninfomred decisions.

Visitor safety is one of our highest priorities, but ultimately YOU are responsible for your safety. Most areas of Little River Canyon National Preserve are remote and hard for first responders to quickly and easily access. The National Park Service works to reduce risks, but your safety is in your own hands. Below are tips to help educate on ways your visit can be a safe one while engaging any many of the recreational opportunities present here at Little River Canyon.

Come prepared, keep alert, and return home safe with memories of a wonderful visit.
 

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Safety precautions you can take while visiting Little River Canyon National Preserve:

  • Maintain a 6 foot / 2 meter distance from other people.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently, especially after touching other objects others often touch (i.e.: doors, hand rails, park map containers, restroom items, etc.); before eating; and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
  • If an area is busy, practice social distancing and please select another area - Little River Canyon National Preserve has a lot of locations for you to enjoy!
 

Last updated: April 24, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4322 Little River Trail NE Ste 100
Fort Payne, AL 35967

Phone:

(256) 845-9605 x201
Main phone number for Little River Canyon National Preserve.

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