Strategic Partnerships and Special Projects

Little River Canyon Center

JSU Canyon Center Open By Appointment

An Update from the Director...
Make your Appointment!
Help us spread the word that the Canyon Center is available by appointment. While the main gates will remain closed, we are OPEN for special shopping, educational experiences and even a few scaled-back facility rentals. Please check with us if you’d like to schedule some Covid-safe time at the Canyon Center. 
Despite the ongoing health concerns and need for precaution, the facility and nearby trails are as beautiful as ever!  
We hope to see you soon at your next Canyon Center booking,
Pete Conroy, Director  
Little River Canyon Center

Mission Statement

To work closely with organizations, government, business, and the public to guide and provide sound programs and policies that encourage economic development through sustainable practices, the protection of natural, recreational and cultural resource. The department has a particular emphasis toward the creation of jobs and education for all people.

Let this be your base of information for environmental protection, outdoor education, and adventure in northeast Alabama.

We strive to implement environmental, cultural, and heritage-based protection that fosters both economic development and growth. We believe our economy will strengthen through the promotion of smart growth and other positive forces, like environmental protection, tourism and sustainability. Our work has led to the federal designations of places like the Little River Canyon National Preserve, the Dugger Mountain Wilderness, and the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge.

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Canyon Concerts

2020 Field School Programs

*Due to COVID- 19 all Field School

programs and events are cancelled

until further notice.

Educational Opportunities

Field School Partners