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Little River Canyon National Preserve

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Address: 4322 Little River Trl NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967-9300
Phone Number: +1 256 845 9605
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The deepest canyon east of the Mississippi is surrounded by the scenic...

The deepest canyon east of the Mississippi is surrounded by the scenic beauty of Lookout Mountain.

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A really neat place!

This facility is awesome. It is ran by the National Parks Service with help from Jacksonville State University, NASA, Randy Owen of Alabama, among others. So basically it is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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McDonough, Georgia
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McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This facility is awesome. It is ran by the National Parks Service with help from Jacksonville State University, NASA, Randy Owen of Alabama, among others. So basically it is a really nice place. We watched a 20 minute video and learned about the canyon and surrounding ecosystem. We never knew we would be learning on our vacation, lol. The best... More 

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very beautiful drive through the reserve. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was none of the pull offs are paved, and some are uneven - frustrating on a motorcycle. Other than that, make time to see this park. I would suggest spring when the river and falls have enough water to really make it spectacular.

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Thank poundsterling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With the dry spell that we are going through now not much water flowing. When it is up after a lot of rain one of the most beautiful waterfalls any where. If you can catch it during the winter after heavy rains and the temps drop down below freezing you'll see 50 ft icicles hanging from the rocks.

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Royal Oak
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of hiking and waterfalls. Some nice water holes for swimming. Hiking terrain is moderate to difficult, depending on where you are at on the Little River Canton.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my mother to visit old family friends. Of course Little River Canyon is a must see. At the bridge they have a path leading to benches over looking the river. Nice place for the kids to get their feet wet.

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Clarksdale, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Little River Canyon Center is a great facility. Very friendly, helpful staff. Had a great film with history of the Little River Canyon National Preserve & the activities that are available. Took quite an enjoyable ride along the canyon to the various overlooks. Very well maintained. Very beautiful. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Rome, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my camera with me and I was so glad!! I ended up with some awesome pictures. Nature & beauty all around. When I went there were swarms & swarms of beautiful yellow butterflies everywhere.!! Some areas where a little rough to hike along the way for me but, I have really bad feet. I could not go all... More 

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Thank Lisa P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long treks through the woods and some high heights made this place a little too difficult for me. Amazing scenery but most of it was viewed from overlooks that were too high for me! We spent hours hiking on the trails and swimming in a canyon where you could swim and play in a magnificent water fall. The rocks were... More 

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Fort Payne, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The canyon provides gorgeous waterfalls, rock formations, hiking, swimming, picnicking,and daydreaming. You can totally see why the Native Americans considered this area a sacred place. Beautiful! I go often. It is a solos retreat, a coyple's date, a family outing.....every category should love it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being September we didn't expect Fort Payne to have drought issues. Water fall didn't have much water coming off it but the Canyon was like a mini grand Canyon. I can't wait to see it after Winter snow melts

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