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Upper Falls, Little River
Ti Piper, a visitor from New Mexico, checks out the Upper Falls, Little River on April 4, 2013.
 Photograph by Keith Bozeman
2013 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest
Scenic/Pictorial, First Place
Little River Canyon Preserve
Keith Bozeman
Hartselle, AL&
Lower Falls, Little River, during the winter
2013 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest
Scenic/Pictorial, Second Place
Little River Falls
Russell Brown
Madison, Ala.  

Dam and Upper Falls on the Little River 
2013 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest State Parks, Second Place
DeSoto Falls, DeSoto State Park
Brad Lackey
Fort Payne, Ala.  

kayaking DOWN the Little River
2013 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest
Nature-based Activities, First Place
Kayaker on Little River
Joe Patrick
Birmingham, Ala.

Mountain Laurel
Mountain Laurel and other flowers are a bonus to fishing the Little River.
2013 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest
Flora, Third Place
Mountain Laurel
Robert M. Moore III
Eufaula, Ala.

Photographed by Brittney Hughes
Naturalist Brittney Hughes took this nice photo of the upper fall on the Little River.

Little River Upper Falls Dam, DeSoto State Park.
Grace's High Falls on Bear Creek a tributary of the Little River
John, Matt, Charles and Bill check out Grace's High Falls on Bear Creek, a tributary of Little River, Christmas 2011. 

This picture of the Little River from the Highway 35 bridge shows a deeper pocket of water that may hold bream and bass.

Little River Lower Falls
2010 Honorable Mention for Nature-based Recreation, Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest
Diane Holderfield of Union Grove, AL

Little River Upper Falls

Little River Canyon
2010  3rd Place
Scenic, Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest
Tony Giannelli of Madison, AL

The "Blue Hole" is a deeper area just upstream of the parking for the lower falls off Hwy. 35.  During July 4th weekend, many people enjoyed swimming there.

Eberhart Point is an observation area. It also has restrooms. A long, steep trail leads to the Little River. A picnic table, trash cans and outhouses are found at the bottom of the trail.

During summer and fall, the Little River may not have much flow.

The Little River is very rocky and relatively clear.

Bill Tomlin fishes the Little River with his ultralight spinning rod.  Beetle Spins are effective.


Other recreation includes swimming.  The Little River has some locations where you can jump into the water, but be aware of the depth and presence of boulders.  No lifeguards are on duty, and emergency service can take a long time to arrive.  Never swim alone.

Little River at DeSoto State Park just above DeSoto Falls.
Fisherman on Little River just above Desoto Falls
DeKalb County
Outdoor Alabama 2004 Photo Contest, Third Place Recreational Activities
Cecil Bridges, Deatsville, AL
Olympus C-2100UZ Digital

by David Rainer
The view from Little River Falls Overlook can be stunning, although there are numerous breathtaking views along the scenic drive.

by David Rainer
The flow at Grace’s High Falls depends on the amount of rainfall in the areas along the canyon rim.

by David Rainer
Brant Craig, DeKalb County Commissioner, soaks in the view from Crow Point Overlook.

 Little River
The upper and lower falls have plenty of pictures taken of them. This picture from Trey McClendon was taken from the lower falls looking downstream.

Lower Falls of the Little River
Trey McClendon captured the lower falls of the Little River during the drought of 2008.

David Rainer took this picture in November 2009.

Little River Picture by Trey McClendon
Trey McClendon took this picture of the Little River Canyon's lower falls during the drought of 2008.

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