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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.

Fall Foliage

Experience the beauty of the Fall Season in the Highlands of Alabama!

Welcome to Lookout Mountain Alabama, where Mother Nature has set the stage for a spectacular Autumn season! Autumn mountain breezes whisper through the trees in September, inviting you to sit a spell and enjoy the change in seasons. A hint of color usually begins to appear in late September or early October and lasts well into November.

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!

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Lookout Mountain Alabama3 days ago

Fort Payne is named "Best Place to Escape in Alabama" by Expedia Viewfinder!!

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Lookout Mountain Alabama shared Cloudmont Ski & Golf's post.1 week ago

Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort is making snow!! Check their Facebook page for updates on opening!! #skibama #snowskiing #cloudmontskiresort

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Lookout Mountain Alabama1 week ago

DeSoto State Park~Fort Payne, Alabama was named Best State Park in Alabama!

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Lookout Mountain Alabama shared Alabama Pioneers's video.1 week ago

What an amazing look into the past of DeKalb County! #DeSotoFalls #DesotoStatePark #alabamahistory #alabama200

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Alabama Pioneers
Ft. Payne and DeSoto State Park~Fort Payne, Alabama and how they looked in the thirties. This film clip show a vibrant Ft. Payne and how much work and manual labor went into building the park. It ends with some visitors enjoying the newly opened park and the Little River in simpler times. http://alabamapioneers.com/sequoyah-cherokee-dekalb-county/
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Lookout Mountain Alabama shared Mary Cole's post.1 week ago

Want to take a trail ride over a covered bridge? Check out Shady Grove Dude Ranch. So many sites to see along their trails! #horsebackriding #coveredbridge

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Lookout Mountain Alabama1 week ago

Thank you to all of our DeKalb County Law Enforcement for everything you do for our county! We appreciate your efforts in all you do! #thankyou #nationallawenforcementappreciationday

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DeKalb Tourism1 month ago
Our Christmas decorator is better than yours!! 😉☺️Thankful for Miss Avice and her wonderful decorating talents! 🎄🎅🏼🏆#winterwonderland #christmasdecor #decoratingtalent #dekalbtourism #91yearsyoung
DeKalb Tourism1 month ago
Has anyone seen these 3 cuties around downtown Fort Payne? This guy sits on the corner of First Street and Gault Ave. #fortpayne #fpmainstreet #reindeer #christmasindixie
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DeKalb Tourism3 months ago
Beautiful day for a bus tour!! 🚌 #visitlookoutmountain #bustour #littlerivercanyon
DeKalb Tourism Website Travel Guide 2018

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