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Little River Canyon National Preserve

4322 Little River Trail NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967
+1 256 845 9605
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Fort Payne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, National Parks, Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: The deepest canyon east of the Mississippi is surrounded by the scenic beauty of Lookout Mountain.
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Type: Canyons, National Parks, Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: The deepest canyon east of the Mississippi is surrounded by the scenic beauty of Lookout Mountain.
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Fort Payne, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

If you love nature - you'll live this and the othet sights in and around Dekalb County and Fort Payne AL

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

the museem rocks ultra modern the falls feels like the carved out of the woods its not like most parks nice little short they changed the elvation used real logs the view need to the crisp ness of autumn to be expected please camera the views are always changin as the wind blows

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Wilmer, Alabama
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The falls are beautiful and make lovely pictures. We went the last week of october. Leaves were spectacular. Visit the information center as well. Will do more exploring here next visit. We rv camped at nearby desoto which is my favorite alabama state park. Good place to eat too! This is a wonderful area and we will definiately return.

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Rome, Georgia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Been here as a youngster 30 years ago and was kind of wild drinking swim hole. WOW it's transformed into a family friendly ecological marvel. Really enjoyed it brought kids back eat lunch there and can see camping next year. Great security and very clean. Way to go ALABAMA for an un disturbed renovation that is now a family attraction!

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Alabama
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42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Little River Canyon. I do recommend that you visit the Little River Canyon Center first, which is a little piece up or down the road from the Canyon entry. They have a movie that helps understand the canyon better. When you drive in, the falls aren't visible, but you park and walk on a... More 

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Jasper, Alabama
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Leaves were at their peak! The waterfall was wonderful! The National Park service welcome center was very nice.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Plenty of pull-off for viewing and taking pictures. We apparently missed the beautiful fall foliage this year. We arrived the first weekend in November and there was very little color. Definitely worth the time to see the canyon.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Take the time to enjoy the beauty that our God has given us, . Very peaceful scenic drive with pretty views.

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Hayden, Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went to visit Little River Canyon. Had heard great things about the site, and being an ardent supporter of the NPS figured the time was right to head up I-59. Upon arriving at the visitor center, we were shocked; there was not a soul at the desk and the only employee was on the phone in the gift shop.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Such a scenic, seemingly little known area. Possibilities for canoeing, rafting, hiking, history, swimming, repelling, picnicking, all thing outdoorsy. Not crowded, just a shame we were too early for the fall leaves color.

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