Little River Canyon Center, Fort Payne

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The concept for the Little River Canyon Center project began in 1992 when discussions first began a partnership between the National Park Service and JSU. Funded through NASA and private donations, the LRC Center is a LEED certified project, designed with assistance from the NPS. The 23,000 square foot building includes office space, a museum, HD theatre, classrooms, library, restrooms, education store, outdoor trails and other amenities. Additional funds are being sought for the project’s museum exhibits and outdoor amphitheater.

The National Park Service, Alabama Power Company, DeKalb County Commission and many others have played an active and integral role in the development of the Little River Canyon Center. All recognize that the facility serves as a valuable tool for visitors, students, teachers and others interested in environmental sciences and natural resource protection.
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  • This is one of the best swimming holes in the southeast portion of the USA because there is a wide variety of ways to enjoy this creek. You can wade, swim, and jump off cliffs. It is a National...  more »
  • Outstanding facilities, helpful Staff, all kinds of fun events and classes available. Awesome outdoor classrooms that are a short hike away.  more »
  • If you have never been to little river canyon be sure to swing by this gem. They are above and beyond helpful and sweetest people. Happy to guide you through information or trails. They have a neat gift shop, restrooms, picnic, etc. if you have any questions definitely stop in!
  • It takes a little detour to get here, but it's completely worth it. Start at the visitors center to get some info about the area, then head to the waterfall for some great views. Take a drive along the canyon rim to do some hiking or take in some scenic views. My favorite spot was Eberhart Point. Glad I made the trip!

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