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“Nature with minimal disturbance”
Review of Dismals Canyon

Dismals Canyon
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Owner description: Surrounded by a scenic forest that once belonged to the Chickasaw Indians.
Reviewed August 7, 2013

We went at night and saw the dismalites on a guided tour. These are small worms or larvae that glow in the dark. We went back in the morning and walked the trail down the canyon. It is about a mile long and involves going over a few rocks and roots, but is not too difficult. My wife and I are in our 70's and did alright, but we are in relatively good condition. One complaint we had was that there were few markings on the trail to compare wth the map we were given. Admission is reasonable, and prices are given on their website. The canyon has high rock outcroppings and huge boulders. Good for nature lovers with only the store and a few cabins and campsites at the entrance to detract from the natural canyon.

Thank AL_Pete
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

My husband and I really enjoyed spending the afternoon walking through the canyon. Make sure you wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty and a good pair of hiking shoes. There is a lot to see and a lot of history! We will definitely be going back!!

Thank Kellie W
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

the place is great for the couples or family but 1st it not in Haleyville it in the small town of Phil Campbell, Al the cabin where ok not the best but is very nice place on the other note there are only a few store around so get what you need before you go because it is 5 to 7 miles to the stores but a good place to go

Thank norman h
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in one of the cabins at Dismals Canyon. The cabin had 2 bedrooms ( one queen, 2 bunk beds), a large living room (with pull out sofa) with well appointed open kitchen, small bathroom and wrap around deck. Good A/C. The cabin could easily hold 6, up to 8 people. We found the cabin well maintained, clean and comfortable. Great to be in the middle of nature with hardly anybody around. The canyon itself was a great adventure for the kids, took about 90 mins to complete the loop. Swim hole was nice, although a bit cold.

1  Thank ASHLvB
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Nice canyon for a leisurely hike. very clean and orderly, lots to see . There is a small place to swim if you like 50 degree water. wooden bridges are in place to help those that aren't in descent hiking shape. plenty of little crevices to explore. Kid friendly.

Thank scott c
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