Designated a “National Natural Landmark” in 1975 by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. However, It is NOT a State Park or National Park. It’s an 85 acre Natural Conservatory privately owned and operated.
Intentionally private, Dismals Canyon – in keeping with its pristine surroundings – offers a quiet and unspoiled oasis in Alabama’s last secret hiding place. A secluded wilderness filled with natural phenomena tucked deep within the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Dismals Canyon, is located in northwest Alabama in Franklin County, about 30 miles west of the Sipsey Wilderness, 12 miles south of Russellville, Alabama off US-43/AL-17 between Russellville and Hamilton on Hwy. 8.
Photo Credit: Dismals Canyon Photos (featured & inset) by Chuck Clark
34° 19′ 38.00″ N
87° 46′ 57.00″ W