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Little River Canyon National Preserve

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Little River flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. The river and canyon systems are spectacular Appalachian Plateau landscapes any season of the year. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, stream riffles and pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activities. Natural resources and cultural heritage come together to tell the story of the Preserve, a special place in the Southern Appalachians.

  

CONTACTS

Email - LIRI_Superintendent@nps.gov

Fax- 256-997-9129

Write to
2141 Gault Avenue North
Fort Payne, AL 35967

Phone
Headquarters - 256-845-9605

TRAVEL BASICS

Operating Hours, Seasons
The park is open year round. The Canyon Mouth Park Unit is a day use area.

FEES/PERMITS

Special Use Permits
ATV PERMIT
Free!
Operators of All-Terrain-Vehicles (ATV's) must have a permit. User's must be at least 16 years old and have a picture ID. The permit is free and must be obtained in person from any Law Enforcement Ranger or at Park Headquarters.



CAMPING

DeSoto State Park
Open All Year
Offers 78 sites located in a beautiful setting. Campsites are well spaced with natural flora for privacy. The campground has 58 water and electric sites, and 20 water, electric and sewer sites, 10 of which are pull-thru sites. Comfort stations with restrooms and hot showers are located in the campground.
For More Information on this campground please call 256-845-5075



LODGING

DeSoto State Park
Open All Year
Motel rooms all have telephone and cable TV, your choice of king or double beds. Comfortable A-frame chalets are surrounded by Northeast Alabama's beautiful woodlands and rolling terrain. Enjoy a leisurely hike down to the West Fork of Little River right out of your back door. Chalets are complete with two bedrooms. One has a double bed and a sleeping loft with two twin beds.

Chalets have cable TV, linens and are setup with basic cookware, tableware, and utensils. All Chalets have fireplaces. Rustic cabins are available in a variety of occupant sizes built in the mid 1930's.
For More Information on this lodging please call 800-568-8840

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Little River Canyon National Preserve.
 Campgrounds Near Little River Canyon National Preserve:
Wills Creek RV Park, Fort Payne, 2 miles away
Little River RV Park and Campground, Fort Payne, 4 miles away
Knotty Pine Resort, Fort Payne, 5 miles away
De Soto State Park, Fort Payne, 7 miles away
Adams Outdoors, Fort Payne, 7 miles away
Sylvania Lake, Sylvania, 10 miles away
Dekalb County Public Lake, Sylvania, 10 miles away
 Marinas Near Little River Canyon National Preserve:
J R'S Marina & Motel, Cedar Bluff , 13 miles away
Weiss Mart Marina, Cedar Bluff , 15 miles away
Cowan Creek Grocery and Marina, Centre , 17 miles away
Pine Cone Marina, Leesburg , 18 miles away
Rooster's Marina, Centre , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Little River Canyon National Preserve:
Quality Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 1 miles away
Days Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 3 miles away
Econo Lodge Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FORT PAYNE, Fort Payne , 3 miles away
Hampton Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 4 miles away
Super 8 Rainsville, Rainsville , 8 miles away
Days Inn Of Centre, Centre , 17 miles away
 Whitewater Near Little River Canyon National Preserve:
Johnnies Creek, Dekalb County , 0 miles away, Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Upper Upper - CR 43 to CR 47)
Bear Creek, Dekalb County , 1 miles away, Class II-III+(IV) - 3.86 miles long (CR 78 to Canyon Rim Road)
Hicks Creek, Dekalb County , 4 miles away, Class III-IV(V) - 1.2 miles long (CR 127 to State Route 176)
Wolf Creek, DeKalb County , 6 miles away, Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Rt. 176 to Little River)
Little River, Dekalb Cherokee County , 6 miles away, Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Eberharts Point to Canyon Mouth Campground)
 Public Lands Near Little River Canyon National Preserve:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 28 miles away
Desoto State Park, Alabama , 7 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 24 miles away
James H. Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia , 25 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little River Canyon National Preserve:
De Soto Golf Course, Fort Payne , 1 miles away
Terrapin Hills Country Club, Fort Payne , 4 miles away
Rainsville Country Club, Rainsville , 7 miles away
Saddle Rock Golf Course, Mentone , 9 miles away
Lil' Mole Run Golf Course, Mentone , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Little River Canyon National Preserve
Weiss Lake, Cherokee County , 16 miles away

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