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Dismals Canyon

Dismals Canyon - located in Northwest Alabama - is an 85 acre Natural Conservatory privately owned and operated. It is not a State Park or National Park. However, it was designated a "National Natural Landmark" in 1975 by the National Natural Landmarks Program. NNLs are administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.


Barbara Mullins

Friday, July 6, 2018
Enjoyed the self guided tour. Had lunch after in the restaurant. Food and service was great for us. Watched a small group of Hispanics refused service. They looked like college kids. The waitress completely ignored them while she served others coming in after. They left without being served. I reported it to the cashier who laughed and said she wasn't surprised. I was mad I had given them my money and I took my tip back. Rural Alabama living up to it's reputation.

dave bok

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Enjoyed the 1.2 mile loop thru Dismals Canyon on a very relaxing and perfect weather day. Me, my wife and our 2 golden doodles enjoyed the beautiful canyon settings, the cool temperatures, the peacefulness of area and the dogs enjoyed the fresh streams where they could trounce around and also drink the cool waters. The pleasant surprise/ reward at the end was a cool drink and a great meal from the cafe. The food & the hospitality were great!

clint kendrick

Saturday, June 2, 2018
This is the perfect place to go for a nature hike. It was natural streams and rock formations that are untouched. It is child and dog friendly. They don't tell you but it can get a little intense. I suggest bringing a walking stick. You will have to climb up trails that are steep and rocky. Some areas you will have to squeeze sideways through narrow rock paths. Overall it is an outdoor enthusiasts dream.

David D Allen III

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous canyon. Small enough for a short hike but large enough to see a lot of beautiful sights. The park rangers are friendly and the staff at the lodge are wonderful. The primitive camp sites are off in their own little area. The whole area is dog friendly but be careful going down the stairs in to the canyon with your furry friends. The cabins are in a private area and are available for reservations.

Andrew Wood

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Beautiful Canyon run by friendly people that are trying to maintain it for future Generations. We've been through it at least five or six times and it never fails to impress. They even have a little restaurant with ice cream to enjoy when you are finished. Highly recommended!

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