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Little River Canyon National Preserve


Little River Falls Little River Canyon National Preserve, Cherokee County Alabama Photo by J. Stephen Conn / Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Little River Canyon National Preserve

The National Park Service protects Little River and the Little River Canyon area in the southern Appalachians of northeast Alabama. Little River Canyon National Preserve offers waterfalls, forested uplands, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, sandstone cliffs, and a variety of recreational activities including 23 miles of road to ride horses on.

In 1969, Alabama designated the Little River, south of the Alabama State Highway 35 bridge to the mouth of the Little River canyon, as an official state wild and scenic river.