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Northwest Loop
Central Loop
Northeast Loop

34 - Guntersville State Park, Town Creek and Drive - Kiosk Site

35 - Guntersville Peninsula

36 - Guntersville Dam South

37 - Guntersville Dam North

38 - Goose Pond Colony

39 - North Sauty Creek WMA/Sauta Cave NWR

40 - Roy B. Whitaker Paint Rock River Preserve - Kiosk Site

41 - Skyline Wildlife Management Area

42 - Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area

43 - Stevenson Town Park

44 - Russell Cave National Monument

45 - Gorham's Bluff/Coon Gulf

46 - DeKalb County Public Lake

47 - DeSoto State Park - Azalea Cascade Trail

48 - Little River Canyon National Preserve Drive

49 - Buck's Pocket State Park, Morgan's Cove and South Sauty Creek

50 - Murphy Hill

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Site #48
Little River Canyon National Preserve Drive

Northeast Loop

Prairie Warbler Description: As you drive along the rim of this incredibly scenic canyon, listen in the open fields for Yellow-breasted Chats and Prairie Warblers. Farther down in the canyon, Yellow-throated Warblers and Red-eyed Vireos can be heard calling from below while Rough-winged Swallows and Chimney Swifts carouse overhead. The canyon is at its best during fall migration when numerous migrating raptors soar along its rim. Red-tailed and Broad-winged hawks are the most likely candidates, but Peregrine Falcons and Golden Eagles have also been known to grace the canyon with their presence.

Directions: From Interstate I-59, take Exit 218 and travel south on AL Hwy 35 for 1.2 miles to US Hwy 11. Turn left onto Hwy 11 and head north for 1.2 miles to Hwy 35/ 5th St. Turn right onto Hwy 35/5th St. and drive south 8.6 miles to AL Hwy 176. Turn right onto Hwy 176/Little River Canyon Parkway and follow the northern rim of the canyon for 11 miles to the pull out on the left.  Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

GPS Coordinates: N 34.3510, W 85.6752
Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking, Restrooms, Handicap Access, Canoeing, Hiking, Picnic Area, Visitor Center

Contact Info:
National Park Service: Manager
2141 Gault Ave. N.
Fort Payne, AL 35967
(256) 845-9605