2021 Roadtrip to Little River Canyon National Preserve near Fort Payne Alabama on March 9th

My visit

The EPIC 2021 Roadtrip continues on in Alabama! Our next destination is the Little River Canyon National Preserve near Fort Payne, Alabama. This preserve is part of the U.S. National Park Service. The preserve is also on Lookout Mountain. There are multiple lookouts along the parkway. Sadie and I chose a quick visit by driving along the parkway and checking out the lookout areas. Sadie really didn't have much interest in the trip, so you don't see her in any of the "selfies" LOL! She's not a morning person! If you are adventurous and have more that a couple hours, there are plenty of recreational activities in the area. Keep scrolling to see the pics from our visit!

General Info

(from https://www.nps.gov/liri/index.htm )

Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, 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.

Located on the boundary of DeKalb and Cherokee Counties, in the rugged yet verdant landscape of northeast Alabama, Little River Canyon National Preserve (the preserve) was established in 1992 by Public Law 102-427 to protect the landscapes of the Little River Canyon. The authorized boundary of the preserve currently contains 15,288 acres, 11,042 acres of which are federally owned and managed. Protected within the preserve boundary are the spectacular Little River Canyon, the pristine Little River, and a number of rare and threatened plant and animal species. Together with the adjacent Desoto State Park, Little River Canyon National Preserve provides abundant scenic views and varied recreational opportunities for locals and visitors alike.

Check out the Little River Canyon National Preserve gallery by clicking here!

My 2021 Roadtrip Slideshow set to “Lonesome Loser” by Little River Band

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