Little River Canyon National Preserve
Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. There are a variety of falls, hikes, and activities in the area. Little River Falls is one of the main attractions in this National Preserve.
Spend the Night Camping
About a mile down the road from Little River Falls is the Little River RV Park & Campground. It is a quiet little campground, mostly for RVs but with a small section of tent campsites (some of which have electricity and water) surrounding a nice little pond. We camped on a night where it got particularly cool (around 30 degrees), so there were a lot of open campsites around which made the site feel more exclusive.
- Primitive Tent Site: $12/night
- Tent Only: $12/night
- Tent Power & Water: $15/night
- Pop-up Power & Water: $20/night
- Full Hook-up: $27/night
- Pull Thru Full Hook-up: $30/night
We got to choose some of the better tent sites in the campground. You can see the map as a reference if you call to make reservations (and don’t care if your site has electricity and water), try to book sites 36-38 close to the pond. Electricity & water tent sites are on the opposite side of the pond.
Located off Highway 35 next to the bridge in Gaylesville, AL, Little River Falls is a 45-foot waterfall with a short scenic boardwalk to the overlook. You can take a trail that takes you to the river’s edge; however, the overlook feels like a much safer option when you get closer to the falls and see the power of the water falling over the edge. (I suppose that depends on what time of year you visit).