Little River Canyon National Preserve named best National Park in Alabama

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Check out the ICONIC Little River Canyon Falls. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

Looking for the best views at a nature preserve in Alabama? Far and Wide, a popular national travel publication, recently declared a winner in a post titled Trust Us, These Are the Best National Parks by State. Who took home the title? Drumroll, please…

Far and Wide has a winner 👑

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One of the best views in Fort Payne. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

The best national park in Alabama is Fort Payne’s Little River Canyon National Preserve.

Although Alabama doesn’t have a national park, Little River Canyon seemed to take the breath of those at Far and Wide. Here’s what they had to say:

“Little River Canyon National Preserve is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts. The trail allows for hiking and mountain biking, though you can also swim in natural pools and waterfalls. Visit to see the Southern Appalachians at their best.”

Mariana Zapata, Editor, Far and Wide

About Little River Canyon National Preserve

Little River Canyon is recognized as the deepest canyon east of the Mississippi and is a natural wonder. What makes it so unique is that it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in Northeast Alabama.

It became a part of the National Park System in 1992. However, the canyon was used as a dumping ground for abandoned and stolen vehicles in the 70s and early 80s. The Alabama State Parks and the National Guard teamed up to remove the cars in the mid-80s.

Now, Little River Canyon National Preserve is one of the people’s favorite places for recreational activities and sight-seeing.

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Tira Davis
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