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Canyon Center Upcoming Events

April 2017

Spring Frog Pond Adventure 
Experience "love" from a frog's point of view! Join the one-and-only, "Dr. Frog" George Cline, for an unforgettable evening of romance and songs from the first amphibian voices of the season. Learn to identify frog songs and get a hands-on experience with these slippery creatures. Participate in Frog Watch USA.
Subject to water level / drought conditions.

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017     
Where: Frog Pond (weather and water dependent) near White Plains School     
Time: 7-9 pm (CST)     
Fee: $5 per person; call 256-845-3548 or 256-782-8010 for more details

2017 Hiker Series:  Never Neverland / Vizneyland Loop at DeSoto State Park
Join the staff from the JSU Field School, DeSoto State Park, and the National Park Service for this exciting hike in our 2017 hiking series. The Never-Neverland and Vizneyland loops are located in DeSoto State Park.  Combined the trail will be around 4 1/2 miles long, with interesting rock formations and small creeks found along the trail.  Trail Difficulty: Moderate (some uneven terrain)
Things to bring:  Plenty of water and/or sports drink, snacks / lunch, hiking poles / staff (optional), sturdy shoes (open toe shoes are not recommended).  Please be sure to dress appropriately according to seasonal temperatures / weather.

Weather:  As with all outdoor events, if it's raining/stormy or very poor trail conditions, we may have to cancel.  If the weather is questionable, please check with the park before leaving home. Please make every effort to arrive early or on time so that you do not hold up the group.  

Date:  April 4, 2017
Time:  1:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: DeSoto State Park - Fort Payne, Alabama.  Meet at the Country Store / Nature Center on County Road 89 - will caravan to Lost Falls Trailhead.
Fee:  Free and open to the public; for details contact (256) 997-5025 or email

Take a Hike: Pinhoti Trail with Anniston Outdoors 

The JSU Field School partner with Anniston Outdoors to offer diverse moderate-level hikes each second Saturday of the month. Throughout the year, we will be hiking different sections of the Pinhoti Trail.
Contact Keith Hudson by phone at (256) 453-9527 or by email at for details.  
Date: Second Saturday each month; April 8, 2017
Where:  Locations vary; Pinhoti Trail 
Time:  8:00 A.M. CST (may vary depending upon length of hike)
Fee:  $5.00 per person; pre-registration required by contacting Keith Hudson by phone at (256) 453-9527 or by email at 3 days prior to hike.

For details contact Little River Canyon Center





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