Fort Payne, Alabama
Explore our protected lands in the southern Appalachians, while discovering new adventures along the way.
Visitors are always pleasantly surprised to discover one of the most scenic mountain views in Alabama can be found right here in DeKalb County on a National Preserve called Little River Canyon.
This natural wonder is unique because Little River cuts through most of its length atop Lookout Mountain, revealing an incredible canyon. Forested highlands, waterfalls, canyon rims, bluffs, world renowned swimming holes, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer an adequate launch pad to adventure seeking geo-tourists.
Located less than 20 minutes from Desoto State Park, visitors experience endless outdoor possibilities when exploring these Southern Appalachians.
Lookout Mountain is Where Your Appalachian Adventure Begins. Sign up now for access to our Visitor's Guide, with everything you need to plan the perfect mountain getaway.