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Lookout Mountain, Alabama
Where Your Appalachian Adventure Begins.
Lookout Mountain Alabama | DeKalb County, AL

Your Gateway to the Appalachians is

Lookout Mountain Alabama

A welcoming destination since 1836 DeKalb County offers visitors exciting adventures & breathtaking landscapes that are home to majestic mountains, master artisans, and rich cultural heritage.

Let your imagination be your guide while you explore and discover our beautiful county. Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush from outdoor excursions or a serene retreat from everyday life, you’ll find it all when visiting Alabama’s Mountain Town.

Looking for more direction? DeKalb Tourism is here to help you plan.

Visit Alabama’s Lookout Mountain Town


Take the plunge and make a splash with fun-filled escapes – indoors or outside, you’ll be able to play to your heart’s content.
kayak Alabama’s Lookout Mountain Town


Get into the wild and explore all things outdoors from camps to excursions – and so much more.
cabin rentals in Alabama’s Lookout Mountain Town


From elegant mansions to secluded cabins, find the perfect accommodations for your weekend getaway.


From trail to stream, experience adventures big and small in our area parks.
DeKalb County boasts access to three state parks & one national preserve making up 36% of the state’s protected lands within a fifty mile radius. Staying close by in our beautiful area gives visitors a chance to tour the best of our conservational efforts – from lakes, caves, mountains, and waterfalls – all leading to endless exploration and discovery on Lookout Mountain.


How the Novel Coronavirus is affecting the Lookout Mountain area and what you need to know.

DeKalb County continues social distancing practices, and is adhering to the health and safety guidelines set forth by the CDC, the ADPH, as well as the Alabama State Health Officer’s mandatory health orders, which were issued by Governor Kay Ivey and that took effect on March 19, 2020 until April 6, 2020: http://alabamapublichealth.gov/legal/assets/order-adph-cov-gatherings-031920.pdf

What that means for Lookout Mountain Alabama?

Our State Parks and National Preserve are still very much open for you to explore and get some fresh air!

We still have many lodging facilities available that will allow you to practice safe social distancing or be completed secluded if you choose!

All restaurants are either offering online ordering or call ahead orders with curbside pick-up. You can find a full list of restaurants here. Phone numbers and websites (if applicable) will be on each restaurant’s page for your convenience.

While most of our regular farmers markets haven’t opened yet for the season, there are plenty that are offering fresh produce and meats that have pick-up options available for you. You can get a complete list here. Bruce’s Foodland and Walmart Supercenter both offer online ordering and pick-up for groceries.

Most retail stores are still open to the public, but encourage you to practice safe social distancing. Some are offering options of online orders, whether it be over the phone, Facebook, website, etc.  Browse some of our local shops here.

We encourage you to call each location to find out their specific procedures and how they can continue to serve you and keep everyone safe.

Upcoming Events

Check out events that visitors and locals will be attending this month. Come join us and see what the county has to offer!


Take a look at what visitors are doing across DeKalb County Alabama right now!
Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama3 days ago

The City of Fort Payne has released recommendations for citizens and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are only recommendations, however simply following these steps could really make a difference in the spread of COVID-19.👇👇

Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama5 days ago

Tip Top Bake Shop is taking Special Orders for curbside pickup! Place your order today for some sweet goodness!

Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama6 days ago

It is Travel Tuesday! Let's travel to the Lookout Mountain area via Facebook by sharing photos of our beautiful area with those who aren't able to witness it first hand during this time. Show us your favorite photos of DeKalb County's scenic beauty!

Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama7 days ago

Today we celebrate National Take a Walk in the Park Day! Walk, relax, stretch, get some fresh air and enjoy DeSoto State Park, Little River Canyon National Preserve or your local park that is open to the public. Please remember to Leave no Trace and...

Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama1 week ago

Pre-orders for Wildflower Cafe is due by 7pm tonight (Friday) for pickup tomorrow (Saturday) between 11am and 6pm.

Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama2 weeks ago

🌳Escape to the great outdoors! Practice social distancing in one of our State Parks or National Preserve! Get outside and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful sunshine ☀️

DeKalb Tourism Website Travel Guide 2019

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