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Official Website of Lookout Mountain Alabama

The Dekalb County Tourist Association welcomes you to Lookout Mountain Alabama


Suggested travels plans to Lookout Mountain 

Outdoor Alabama

Enjoy Outdoor Alabama in the mountains of NE Alabama. 2006 was the Year of Outdoor for the state of Alabama. We like to celebrate the great outdoors every day, every year! Take to the many miles of hiking and biking trails, explore underground in a cave, rappel sheer rock cliffs, kayak a raging river, and fly fish from several streams and lakes. Enjoy these various activities alone or as a group, or under the guidance of experienced outfitters. From moderate to strenuous, above ground and underground, over rocks and through deep canyons, you will find that we have it all. Plan to visit Lookout Mountain soon and take in all of these wonderful outdoor adventures. We can't wait to see you!

Bird Watching  Golfing   Great Places to Fish & Hunt  Outfitters  Places to Ride Horses, Hike & Bike


Buck's Pocket State Park - 2,000 acre day use recreation park with hiking trails, boating and fishing areas and beautiful mountain scenery. COMING SOON...They are also working towards creating a new and exciting form of outdoor recreation in an ATV trail system. Located at 393 County Rd 174 in Grove Oak. 256-659-2000

Bird Watching
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Buck's Pocket State Park - This 2,000 acre recreation park located along South Sauty Creek and Morgan's Cove provides a number of habitats worthy of exploration. View Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Bald Eagles, Red-eyed Vireo, the Belted Kingfisher, and many other bird species. Located on Sand Mountain at 393 County Road 174, Grove Oak,  35975. Designated as one of 50 sites on the North Alabama Birding Trail! 256-659-2000. 

DeKalb County State Public Fishing Lake - This 120-acre state lake is a popular fishing spot that also serves as an excellent location to view some of North Alabama's bird life. Great Blue Heron, Kingfisher, Canadian Geese, Osprey and Bald Eagles are just some of the wildlife you might encounter. The lake is located on Sand Mountain at 720 County Rd. 194 in Sylvania. Designated as one of 50 sites on the North Alabama Birding Trail! 256-657-1300

DeSoto State Park - This 3,000 acre park offers a multitude of bird life among lush green forests, streams and waterfalls. A variety of woodpeckers put on a showy display making them easy to spot. Species include Pileated, Red-headed, Red-bellied, Downy and Hairy woodpeckers. Other bird species include the Scarlet Tanager, Wood Thrushes and Yellow-throated Vireos, among many others. 13903 County Road 89, Fort Payne, Alabama 35967. Designated as one of 50 sites on the North Alabama Birding Trail! 256-845-0051 or 1-800-568-8840.

High Falls Park - This day-use park located along Town Creek is a perfect location for viewing migratory waterfowl, a variety of song birds, Woodpeckers and Bald Eagles as well as a majestic waterfall. Bring a canoe and picnic lunch. You will want to spend the day in this beautiful park nestled on Sand Mountain in Geraldine. 256-623-2281

Little River Canyon National Preserve - As you drive along a 23-mile scenic Canyon Rim Parkway, listen close for the Yellow-breasted Chats and Prairie Warblers. Red-tailed and Broad-winged hawks soar through the deep canyon to lofty heights. Peregrine Falcons and Golden Eagles are known to cruise the canyon and take a dip in the mighty river in search of fish. Developed overlooks along the canyons rim and challenging paths into the canyon add to your bird viewing pleasure. Designated as one of 50 sites on the North Alabama Birding Trail! 256-845-9605

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DeSoto Golf Course & Banquet Hall - DeSoto Golf Course was re-opened as a public course by the City of Fort Payne. It is a 9-hole regulation length golf course and its short layout will reward good shots and provide a fun golf outing for everyone.  The terrain is rolling with a lake that comes into play.  It features 3,007 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. There's an additional set of men's tees when playing an eighteen hole round. The DeSoto Golf Course also features a beautiful banquet hall that is available for rental. Located at 502 Crystal Lake Road in Fort Payne. 256.845.2571  Email  

Rainsville Golf & Country Club - Golf Course is open 7 days a week, year round. Play is on 9 holes from 18 tees with water hazards and sand traps.  We are now accepting new members, please call for fees.  We have a large pool open to members only from Memorial Day to the end of September.  We have a newly constructed clubhouse with a banquet hall. Please call for rental information.  Located at 390 Pine Hill Rd. in Rainsville. 256-638-8846 

Saddle Rock Golf Course at Cloudmont - Saddle Rock Golf Course is part of the six hundred acre Cloudmont Resort Complex.  The course is open seven days a week, year round.  Play is on nine holes from 18 tees and the first tee is uniquely lofted above a fairway on a 30 foot rock.  Our par 63 executive course offers a challenge for the amateur or professional with water hazards and sand traps. Located at 721 County Rd. 614 in Mentone. 256-634-4344

Terrapin Hills Country Club - Nestled in the Applachian Mountains of Northeast Alabama, Terrapin Hills Country Club offers rich experiences and opportunities to residents of Fort Payne and surrounding areas with an 18 hole championship course. From casual weekend play to hosting annual tournaments, Terrapin Hills is the finest course in northeast Alabama.  THCC offers a full driving range, short-range chipping green, and a putting green. Play is for THCC members and out of county visitors, but guests are welcomed if accompanied by a member.  Located at 5501 Club Dr. NW in Fort Payne. For questions or more information, please contact Tim or Landon at 256-845-4624.  

Places to Fish & Hunt
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Buck's Pocket State Park - This 2,000 acre park has boating and fishing areas and beautiful mountain scenery. Located on Sand Mountain at 393 County Road 174, Grove Oak,  35975. 256-659-2000.

DeKalb County State Public Fishing Lake - This 120-acre state lake offers some of the finest fishing in NE Alabama. Bass fishing, bluegill and redear sunfish, catfish, and crappie make fishing DeKalb Lake fun all four seasons. The lake is open 7 days a week from sun-up to sun-down and is located on Sand Mountain at 720 County Rd. 194 in Sylvania. 256-657-1300

DeSoto State Park - The mighty Little River flows across Lookout Mountain into this 3,000 acre park. Launch a boat from the parking lot at DeSoto Falls and travel upstream for some great bass fishing or hike into the west fork of the Little River along any number of hiking trails and cast a line for some fly fishing. Located on Lookout Mountain at 13903 County Road 89, Fort Payne, Alabama 35967. 256-845-0051 or 1-800-568-8840.

High Falls Park - A perfect secluded hideaway for fly fishing or paddling upstream for some bass fishing. Located on Sand Mountain off Highway 227 in Geraldine. 256-623-2281

Little River Canyon National Preserve - Hike into the deep canyon for breathtaking views and scenery and enjoy a day of hunting, fishing and trapping. You will want to pack a picnic lunch and plenty of water for this rugged adventure. Hunting is allowed only in designated areas of the preserve. 256-845-9605

Lookout Creek Farm - This Licensed Preserve is nestled amid a Treasure Forest at the foot of Lookout Mountain, on 250 acres, exclusive to our guests. Our property has views of 3 surrounding mountains. There are 5 fishing lakes and an abundance of wildlife that makes us a great location for hunting or observation. New to the farm is a handicap-accessible shooting house/observation tower. Please call at least 10 days in advance to schedule a hunting package and/or accommodations in our fully furnished cabin that sleeps  six. Call Robert and Michele Brown to inquire about reservations or hunting packages at 256-635-6420. Email

Northeast Alabama Sporting Clays - Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, NEASC is an ideal site to experience the pleasure and challenge of North Alabama’s Sporting Clays at its best.  Our 12 Station range combines wooded and open field shooting. We offer a variety of specialty clay targets.  Come enjoy a balanced course of standard, midi, mini, chondel, rabbit and battue targets.  Our 5-stand range utilizes wobble, rabbit, midi, and conventional traps for shooters of every age and experience. With the most advanced 5-station controller on the market today, NEASC offers a virtually limitless variety of presentations to satisfy any shooter. We also offer a covered 5-stand range that allows shooters to stay dry on rainy days.  2501 Calvin Dr., NE, Fort Payne, AL 35968. 256-844-9996 or Email

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One World Adventure Company - Offering curriculum enhancement, character education, and service learning programs for schools, professional development programs for companies, Service/Adventure Packages for Faith-Based Organizations, and family and individual adventure retreats. Our programs can be booked from a 1/2 day trip to 5 day retreats. We offer Hiking, Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Horseback Riding, Camping, Local Art Gallery and Scenic Tours. One World can truly design an experience to meet your needs.
We are offering a summer day camp for ages 7-10 and 11-14. You can follow us on Facebook! Nestled among rhododendrons on the West Fork of Little River within walking distance of DeSoto Falls in Mentone. 256-634-8370 or Email

True Adventure Sports  We are your outdoor recreational outfitters. We provide outdoor gear for rock climbing, rappelling, ziplining, camping, canoeing and kayaking as well as provide shoes, clothing and  snacks. We offer guided trips, lessons & team building for groups or individuals. We also have scooters for rent to travel around the Lookout Mountain attractions. Hot Showers, weather info and tourist info. 13102 AL Hwy 176,  256-997-9577 E-Mail

Horseback Riding, Hiking & Biking
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Buck's Pocket State Park - This 2,000 acre park offers miles of hiking trails from moderate to strenuous. Located on Sand Mountain at 393 County Rd 174, Grove Oak,  35975. 256-659-2000.

DeSoto State Park - Hike into a deep canyon or through the forests along some 12-miles of hiking trails. View waterfalls along the Lost Falls Trails, The Azalea Cascades Trail and the Indian Falls Trail. Ride your bike along miles of mountain trails including a trail that leads to an "unfinished rock bridge" that was being constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps prior to the breakout of WWII. This meticulous stonework can be viewed throughout the state park and stands as a testament of the labor of the Men of the CCC. 800-568-8840

DeSoto-Mentone Ridge Run - Cycle this 32-mile route that features shady and curvy roads along the brow of Lookout Mountain. Take the 2-mile side trip to view the breathtaking DeSoto Falls. This destination also features a picnic area and bathrooms. Request a map of the Lookout Mountain Parkway to assist with your route planning. 888-805-4740

Holly Springs StablesEnjoy the tranquility of nature on guided trail rides for all skill levels.  Private woodlands trails provide a great place to view the beauty of our area from the back of a horse.  We offer hourly trail rides for riders 8 years and up. Riding lessons for young riders are available in the barn and for all ages in the ring. English and Western tack available. Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance. Located at 1844 Co. Rd. 630 in Mentone. 256-634-4132

Little River Canyon National Preserve - Hike into the deep canyon along Eberhart Trail for breathtaking views or bring your horses to enjoy miles of trails in the Wildlife Management Area. Bike, or motorcycle,  along the 23-mile scenic canyon rim drive for a roller-coaster ride of a lifetime. This National Preserve offers the outdoor enthusiasts every thrill imaginable. Kayak the raging Little River on Class 7 Rapids from  a 35-foot waterfall, or rappel sheer rock cliffs near the 133-foot Grace's High Falls on the canyon. 256-845-9605

Shady Grove Dude Ranch - Guided mountain (hourly) trail rides, hourly rates or combination packages with a meal cooked at the Roundup are offered at Alabama's only Dude Ranch. Trails include Ranch Rides along wooded and river trails at $15 per person or a one-hour waterfall ride at $20 per person or 2-hours at $35 per person. Hay rides, storytelling, bonfires and more! Bunk in the "Roundup" or one of our rustic cabins. Located in Mentone, just off County Road 165. 256-634-4344


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